Xavier and Dartmouth’s loss became Purdue’s game.
Graduate transfer Evan Boudreaux committed to Purdue on Thursday just days after the former Dartmouth standout decommitted from Xavier upon Chris Mack’s move to Louisville.
“Going through the process again for the third time now, I made it pretty clear to everyone I was looking for an opportunity (to play),” Boudreaux told the Journal & Courier. “I don’t want anybody promising me a starting job or minutes, just an opportunity to come in and be a big part of the team.
“The ability to make the NCAA Tournament and be successful in the NCAA Tournament are the most important things to me.”
The 6-foot-8 Lake Forest, Ill. native averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2016-17. He sat out last season, graduated and has two years of eligibility remaining. He’ll be able to compete immediately to make a major impact for a Boilermakers team that was hit hard by graduation.
“It felt like a great opportunity for a forward to come in and be successful,” Boudreaux said. “Their coaches do a great job developing their players. I also feel like it’s a great chance to do a lot of damage in the Big Ten and damage in the NCAA Tournament.”