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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Incoming Homestead transfer, Michigan expatriate Fletcher Loyer picks Purdue

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, November 23, 2020, 6:40 pm

Homestead junior shooting guard Fletcher Loyer committed to Purdue Monday, giving Matt Painter an in-state gem for his Class of ’22 who hasn’t played his first game in-state yet. The 6-foot-5 Loyer got to Indiana over the summer via a family move from Michigan, where his dad once served as interim head coach of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.

Earlier this month, Loyer cut his list of college scholarship offers down to a top six of Purdue, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Missouri, Michigan and Utah. His dad John is a scout for the L.A. Clippers. His mom played volleyball at Indiana University in the 1990s.

Loyer played at Detroit suburban powerhouse Clarkston the past two years. He dropped in 25 points per night last year and shot more than 55 percent from 3-point range. His big brother, Foster, is currently a point guard in the Big Ten at Michigan State and was Michigan’s Mr. Basketball in 2018, having led Clarkston to back-to-back state championships.

With Loyer added to the lineup for 2021, Homestead should be a contender for a state crown in the IHSAA. He’s ready to team with Illinois-signee Luke Goode (18 ppg.) on the perimeter to give Homestead a mighty fine one-two punch.