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2015-16 Purdue Basketball Player Reviews: Stephen Toyra

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The senior walk-on leaves Purdue with a successful real estate business and a great start on life.

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We're finally to the four seniors on our player review list, so they will take a little bit of a different tone. Since these players will not be returning each review becomes more of a career retrospective than anything. We begin with senior walk-on Stephen Toyra.

Stephan Toyra

0.8 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.4 apg

Before the season I made a bold prediction that Toyra would score 10 points. He ended up scoring eight. He had two in the Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois, two against Howard, and a season high four against Incarnate Word. He saw action in 11 games, with a season high of four minutes against Rutgers and North Carolina A&T. His season highlight was not on the court, but after the Vanderbilt game, when he proposed to his girlfriend and got engaged.

Over his career Toyra often played the role of your typical walk-on with a few exceptions. In 2013-14 he played first half minutes against Michigan and Penn State as coach Painter reached deep into his bench to provide some motivation. He finished with 24 career points, but 12 came during 2013-14. This season he had a career high four assists in his limited minutes.

Toyra was generally a well-liked four year player that was great respected by his teammates. You could see it in how they were happy for him during his proposal after the Vanderbilt game. Going forward, he has his already successful real estate business to develop. Perhaps he can sell A.J. Hammons his first home after he signs his NBA contract later this summer.