Purdue’s basketball roster is getting an immediate boost from 6-foot-8 big man Evan Boudreaux. Thursday, Boudreaux announced his commitment to Purdue as a graduate transfer.
Boudreaux, who averaged 17.5 points per game for Dartmouth in the 2016-17 season, was initially planning to transfer to Xavier after he chose to sit out the 2017-18 season and graduate early from Dartmouth. But he backed out of that commitment after coach Chris Mack left Xavier for Louisville earlier this week.
Evan Boudreaux commits to Purdue as graduate transfer
— Evan Boudreaux (@EBoudreaux12) March 29, 2018
Boudreaux posted big numbers in both of his two seasons at Dartmouth. Boudreaux nearly averaged a double-double in the 2016-17 season, posting 9.5 rebounds per game to go with his 17.5 points per game average.
Boudreaux’s addition is big for Matt Painter’s program. The Boilermakers lost four seniors following last season, including 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas. Purdue could also lose its leading scorer with guard Carsen Edwards going through the 2018 NBA Draft process this spring.