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UNLV Transfer Jordan Cornish Names Purdue in His Final Four

Purdue made a final four! What a minute...

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Purdue is in the running for more than Virginia Tech guard Jalen Hudson. Jordan Cornish, as 6'6" guard from UNLV, is also transferring and earlier today announced that the Boilers are in his final four:

Jordan Cornish is searching for his next program, telling CBS Sports he's down to Iowa State, Purdue, Butler and Grand Canyon.

Cornish had originally switched to California and Cuonzo Martin when the UNLV coaching situation went sideways with Chris Beard being there for less than two weeks. He backed out, however, once Columbia transfer Grant Mullins decided to move there as a graduate transfer.

Cornish, like Hudson, would have to sit out a year and would have two remaining unless the NCAA grants an unlikely waiver because of the mess that is the UNLV coaching situation. As a freshman he averaged 5.5 points while shooting 48% from three. Last season he averaged 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists, but his shooting percentage plummeted to 30% from three and 35% from the field. He is a 6'6" 215 pound guard.

Just two years ago when he was being recruited he was offered by coach Painter to be in the Mathias-Thompson-Edwards-Haas class. He was a three-star prospect according to ESPN and Rivals.

If I had to guess, I would bet Purdue only gets one of the two because of the promise that the 2017 recruiting class holds. Getting Hudson or Cornish is a three-year scholarship commitment when you count their transfer year. That is fine for the coming season when Purdue has three open spots, but if both committed it would leave only two spots for 2017, and there are way too many great prospects there to tie up more than three.