As first reported by Nathan Baird from the local Journal & Courier:
Former Dartmouth PF Evan Boudreaux at #Purdue tonight on a visit. Sitting out this year, graduating, will have two years.— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) November 28, 2017
Evan Boudreaux is on campus for the grudge match against Louisville this evening. Evan, a former Dartmouth basketball player is sitting out a year as he weighs his option to where he will play his final two years of college basketball. He is a 6’8”, 220 pound Power Forward with a high motor on the court. He was the Ivy League Rookie of the year during his freshman season of 2015-2016.
At Dartmouth, he averaged over 17 points per game and 9 rebounds per game in his two seasons he played there, while it is unknown why he didn’t want to continue at Dartmouth, it is known he is pursuing other options.
Why Purdue though?
Well, we have a history of success with big men, most recently in Caleb Swanigan. Coach Painter knows how to get the 4’s and 5’s involved in the offense just as good as anyone else in the nation.
There will also be a giant hole to fill with the departure of Vincent Edwards after the season. Who would replace Vincent at the four? Only God knows, maybe Wheeler if he beefs up? Incoming freshman Trevion Williams? JuCo tranfer Eden Ewing? There is no clear cut answer - unless Boudreaux becomes a Boilernaker.
Purdue is also pretty close to home, he is from Lake Forest, Illinois near Chicago, a short drive and in B1G country for his family to travel all around watching him.
Boudreaux would be a great addition for 2018. It is essentially adding an already proven power forward to a pretty good class already. It would also make our roster older, something we need next year as we will have a team of mostly sophomores and freshmen.