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Fighting Illini Must Contend with Purdue's Emerging Star Moore
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- It's rare that a team's top scorer for three straight seasons isn't considered the star, but that's been the case for E'Twaun Moore since he arrived at Purdue.

Two years ago, Robbie Hummel played his way into being considered the best player in coach Matt Painter's highly touted freshman class. The forward turned a strong rookie campaign into a Big Ten preseason player of the year honor before the next season, but he suffered a back injury that allowed center JaJuan Johnson to emerge as an All-Big Ten performer.

All along, Moore quietly put up more points than any Boilermaker. He's at it again, averaging a team-best 17.2 points per game for the fourth-ranked Boilermakers heading into Saturday's home game against Illinois.

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