For the second time in his first three collegiate games, Rapheal Davis has exhibited the ability on the basketball court that made him one of the best high school players in the nation.
The Purdue freshman knocked down 11 of his 14 shots on Tuesday to lead the Boilermakers to a 105-69 win over Vicenza All-Star squad in Creazzo, Italy.
The game was the third of four for Purdue in its exhibition tour through Italy.
Davis opened the tour with a team-high 15 points in leading the Boilermakers to a win before struggling offensively (three points in 12 minutes) in a loss in game two. However, the 6-foot-5 guard could not have been more effective in Tuesday's rout.
The Fort Wayne native had multiple acrobatic finishes near the rim, and added five rebounds and three steals en route to being named the player of the game. He was honored for his efforts with a trophy in front of a crowd of nearly 500 fans.
As poorly as the Boilermakers shot in their loss earlier this week, they were that strong offensively against Vicenza. Purdue sank 51.8 percent as a team, including 56.9 percent on shots inside the arc.
The typical Boilermaker effort was evident on the glass, as they hauled down 27 offensive boards, including eight by freshman center A.J. Hammons and seven by redshirt freshman Donnie Hale.
Both Hammons and Hale finished Tuesday night's victory with double-doubles, marking the second in three games for the latter. Hammons tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds on the night, and Hale finished with 11 points and 12 boards.
Sophomore guard Anthony Johnson added 14 points to the Boilermaker effort despite seeing only 13 minutes of action due to foul trouble. Senior guard Dru Anthrop dished out a team-high five assists, while freshman guard Ronnie Johnson chipped in with four.
Anthrop was one of the bright spots in Sunday's game and earned a start on Tuesday. The senior walk-on also shared game-high honors with Davis in the steals department, as each notched three. Through three games in Italy, Anthrop has 10 total steals, good for the team lead with an average of 3.3 per contest.
Sophomore forward Jacob Lawson had a strong game on the defensive end, leading Purdue with a pair of blocked shots.
The Boilermakers will leave the Venice area today and travel to Lake Como, where they will have free time for the rest of the day.
On Thursday, the team will take a boat tour of the lake and then play the final of four games at 2 p.m. (EDT) against Amici del Campetto.