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GoldandBlack.com video series: Lasting Legacy, P.J. Thompson

Complete series: Vincent Edwards first, second installments | Isaac Haas first, second | Dakota Mathias first, second | Thompson first

Would it be that crazy?

One huddle, P.J. Thompson pops over to the prime seat — facing the other five.

In another timeout, Dakota Mathias slides in for Matt Painter.

The sixth-ranked Boilermakers have gotten credit for being a "player-coached" team this season — one that has them competing for a Big Ten championship and sitting on the No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed line a month before it begins — because of their senior-laden, experienced group.

So if Painter took a tip from Warriors coach Steve Kerr and let his players, at times, coach this season, would they be willing?

Thompson was eager to weigh in on that Wednesday, a day before Purdue plays at Wisconsin. But Thompson didn't just talk basketball on Valentine's Day, he revealed who the love is behind his lone tattoo and predicted what the final month of the season could hold in regards to a special play from him (cough, dunk, cough).

That, and more, in our "Lasting Legacy" video series that chronicles Purdue's seniors — a group that really should have a nickname by now ...

We're doing this series on the seniors, in part, because we initially featured this class when they were freshmen.

So we'll make sure to pair the most-recent installments with "flashbacks" from Year 1.

Here is Thompson's second piece, from mid-January, three years ago:

Freshman Files flashback


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