With no seniors and three open scholarships next season Purdue should be in the market for another Fifth-year graduate transfer or two. Sterling Carter and Errick Peck filled that role admirably this past season and each was responsible for at least one victory. If Coach Painter goes after another one-year hired gun they'll need to ascribe to the Defense Lives Here philosophy (which, as a sidebar, those shirts are back). They'll also need to provide senior leadership on a team with no seniors as well as a scoring punch on a team that lost its top two scorers.
So, no pressure at all.
This is merely a partial list of players Purdue may or may not pursue, but they are guys that would be immediately eligible and have announced their intentions to transfer:
Anthony Lee - Temple - He is immediately eligible and averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, but he has already narrowed his list to Ohio State, Indiana, Louisville, Iowa State, and Notre Dame. That gives us a 60% chance of seeing him as an opponent.
Wayne Sparrow - Richmond - He would be a marginal player as a 6'3" guard that averaged only 3.2 points, 1 assist, and 2 rebounds per game.
Bryce Dejean-Jones - UNLV - This would be an interesting pickup. Purdue would be his third stop after playing a year at USC and two at UNLV. He was a 6'5" guard/forward that averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3 assists for the Runnin' Rebels. He has shot a respectable 34% from long range in his career too.
M.J. Rhett - Tennessee State - The 6'8" power forward averaged 10.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and shot over 54% from the floor for a Tennessee State team that was a meager 5-25.