Yes, Purdue has a fourth senior this year in addition to Eric Hunter Jr., Trevion Williams, and Sasha Stefanovic. He might even be on scholarship, too.
Jared Wulbrun - Sr.
Stanford, CA (Palo Alto HS)
5’10”, 180 pounds
2021-22 Projection: Deep reserve
Purdue enters this season with just 12 scholarship players, and that includes the redshirting Brian Waddell. That means there is an extra pone out there, and coach Painter has often rewarded his longest tenured walk-on with a scholarship if one is available.
WUlbrun is a senior that played as a freshman at Cal Lutheran before transferring to Purdue. His dad is a new Division I head coach, as he was hired at the University of Denver this year. He is also a friend of coach painter, which led to Wulbrun’s place on the roster.
So far at Purdue he has seen action in 11 games: Nine in 2019-20 and two last year. He hit a three in the 2019-20 win over Jacksonville State and hit another last year against Oakland for the only points of his career.
Like most walk-ons, he is a human victory cigar appearing at the end of some blowouts, but he will definitely bring leadership in practice.