ESPN 100 Stephens highlights Purdue class

Purdue head coach Matt Painter announced the Boilermakers' 2013 early signing class on Wednesday.

Signing their official letters of intent were ESPN 100 shooting guard Kendall Stephens (St. Charles, Ill./East) along with forward Basil Smotherman (Indianapolis/Heritage Christian) and guard Bryson Scott (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop).

"With the class before this one having three bigs, we needed to add some depth in our backcourt," Painter said. "With the signings of Bryson Scott, Basil Smotherman and Kendall Stephens, I think we've been able to land three very good players. They'll not only help us improve our guard play, but they'll give us more options in the backcourt."