Patrick Bade trades hoops for football

Updated: June 9, 2011, 12:44 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Patrick Bade has switched from the Purdue men's basketball program to the school's football program.

The school announced the switch Wednesday.

Bade played in 58 basketball games for the Boilermakers the past two seasons with four starts.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Indianapolis native averaged 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, with career highs of 10 points and nine rebounds.

Bade did not play football as a senior in high school, but ...

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