CLASS OF: 2004
SCHOOL: Vincennes JC, IN
SCHOOL: Milwaukee Vincent HS, WI
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 6'8 235lbs
POSITION: Power Forward/Center
STATUS: Mutual Interest
AAU TEAM: Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Carl Landry, originally from Milwaukee, is a post player currently at
Vincennes University. Entering his sophomore year of junior college, Landry
is coming off a season where he averaged 14.0 points and 7.4 rebounds as a
starting center. Vincennes finished the season with a 25-8 record, failing
to qualify for the Junior College National Tournament by losing in the
Region 12 finals to Schoolcraft (MI) by one point. During that three-game
conference tournament, Landry averaged 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds.
Landry has a similar skill set to several recent Keady big men, including
current Boilers Chris Booker and Matt Kiefer, and former center Brad Miller.
Landry is a post player who has a facing game that has to be respected. A
scout familiar with the Boilers has called him a Chris Booker with better
hands (and Booker's hands aren't all that bad). He came into Vincennes at
215, and should weigh in at 235 this season. He also possesses two traits
coaches have raved about since his high school days -- he's athletic and
he's an aggressive rebounder.
In high school, Landry played for Vincent head coach Tom Diener, who
preaches "basketball the way it should be played" -- man-to-man on defense
and motion on offense. That philosophy brought state championships to
Vincent in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001. Diener's teams set up in the
halfcourt most of the time and really work to manage the clock.
As a senior, Landry played for a loaded Milwaukee Vincent squad that went
23-1, losing in the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The team finished
ranked 14th in the nation by USA Today, and also featured Maurice Wade
(Wisconsin) and Wisconsin Mr. Basketball Greg Brown. He averaged 8.6 points.
Landry is getting heavy attention from Oklahoma and Purdue, plus Marquette,
Creighton and Georgia. Landry will officially visit Purdue the weekend of
Purdue head coach Gene Keady..."I can see Carl being a lot like Todd Mitchell. He scores
around the basket more and really finishes well underneath. That's something we've lacked
the last couple of seasons. Carl is the more versatile of the two post guys, because he
can jump out and knock down the jumper." (November 17, 2003 - Purdue SID)
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