One of the top players from this past season on the NY2LA Association is off the board. On Friday evening Corey Hadnot announced his commitment to Purdue Fort Wayne. The 6’3” guard of Cypress Creek High School in Texas and Team Temple chose the Mastodons over his other finalist of Lamar, San Jose State, Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

There were a few main factors that came into play in Hadnot’s decision. “The fit, the players, the coaches, the environment, it all just fit well,” all came into play in his college pick.  

While playing with Team Temple during the spring and summer, Hadnot was able to earn himself first team honors on the NY2LA Association. While he had an impressive spring, he had an even better summer. This included leading his team to the final four of the Final Chapter in July picking up a few quality victories along the way. 

“It was a great visit,” Hadnot said about his recent official visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana that occurred last week. “I was able to spend a lot of time with the coaches and players. We really had fun, but it was even more important that I got to get with the players and really get a feel of if they liked it there. It helped a lot.” 

While Hadnot had a few division one offers to choose from, it was the coaching staff of Purdue Fort Wayne that set them apart from his other suitors. “Coach (Jon) Coffman was very straight up with me. He was also very eager to quickly to get me to visit because he really believes in what they’re doing and felt I would too once I came. His energy as a head coach when it came to recruiting me really stood out.”