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Friday, March 30, 2018 6:40 pm

Purdue basketball gets Dartmouth transfer

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Former Dartmouth forward Evan Boudreaux announced Thursday that he will transfer to Purdue to finish his college basketball career. The Lake Forest, Illinois, native, sat out the 2017-18 season in order to graduate and transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.

Boudreaux was named second-team All-Ivy League in both of his campaigns at Dartmouth and was the conference's Rookie of the Year in 2015-16. Over two years with the Big Green, he averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting better than 37 percent from beyond the 3-point line. 

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward visited Purdue on Nov. 28 for the Boilermakers' game against Louisville, but ultimately committed to Xavier in December. Former Xavier coach Chris Mack left the Musketeers on Tuesday to take the vacant Louisville job, leading Boudreaux to re-open his recruitment.

Boudreaux will likely compete for a starting role next season as Purdue must replace four starters, including forward Vincent Edwards, who had been in the lineup for four seasons. The former Dartmouth forward's transfer will impact the playing time of  Fort Wayne native Grady Eifert, who was Edwards' primary backup in 2017-18.