Moments ago, redshirt junior, Jacquil Taylor, announced via Instagram that he would be leaving Purdue this offseason:
After a lot of thinking and talking it over with my family and friends I have made the decision to transfer from Purdue University to play for another school. I love the school and the people in the school as well, but I also have to think about what’s best for me and my future as well. I have nothing bad to say about Purdue at all. I want to thank the fans, JPC, and all the people I have to come to love and respect. I will miss each and everyone of y’all and i hope there is no bad blood between us. I am proud to say that I was able to be a boilermaker for have the chance to graduate as well. Even though we are going out separate ways Purdue is a school that I will always be fond of and will love and respect
Taylor entered Purdue in 2014, along with Isaac Haas, PJ Thompson, Vincent Edwards, and Dakota Mathias. However, injuries kept him on the bench and he ended up redshirting during the 2016-17 season. After Haas’s injury against Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Taylor played significant minutes behind Matt Haarms against Butler and Texas Tech. Before the NCAA tournament, Taylor only appeared in 88 minutes this past season.
Assuming that Taylor receives his degree from Purdue this spring, he should be eligible to play immediately as a grad transfer this fall at another program. We wish him the best at his new institution and hope for a smooth transition.