Today we get to a senior and a starter for Purdue, even if he does look like Brian Cardinal returned.
Evan Boudreaux - Sr. (Graduate Student)
Lake Forest, IL (Lake Forest HS, Dartmouth College)
6’8”, 220 pounds
2019-20 Projection: Starter at Forward
Boudreaux is an interesting player because he is a great matchup asset against some teams, while he struggles against others. Last season he played mostly as a five, but was eventually moved out of that role by the emergence of Trevion Williams. Unfortunately, he wasn’t quite quick enough o play at the four. He finished the year playing in 25 games with 5.2 points and 3 rebounds per game in 12 minutes per contest. Much of that came early in the season, too. He had 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists in 24 minutes against Virginia Tech for his best game of the year. He also had a 14-7 game against Ball State a 12-8 game against Florida State, and a 12-7 against Davidson.
At Dartmouth he was outstanding. Averaging 17.7 points and 9.4 rebounds as a freshman and 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as a sophomore. This was after a high school career with more than 2,000 points where he also played with football holder Danny Carollo. Dartmouth is a bit different than the Big Ten in terms of competition, however.
Boudreaux enters his final collegiate season trying to shift over and secure his role at the four. He can stretch offenses a little with his ability to shoot the three. Think of him as a poor man’s Robbie Hummel because he can shoot, play smart, and rebound, but he is not as quick as Rob. He is also an excellent offensive rebounder as last season he had 38 offensive boards to go with 38 defensive boards.