Former Dartmouth standout Evan Boudreaux to transfer to Purdue instead of Xavier

Former Dartmouth forward Evan Boudreaux announced in December that he would attend Xavier next year.

Now he’s set to become a Boilermaker instead.

Boudreaux announced Thursday on Twitter that he would attend Purdue next season, having reopened his recruitment after Xavier coach Chris Mack left for Louisville:


Boudreaux ranked second in the Ivy League in scoring, first in rebounding and second in minutes played as a sophomore in 2016-17. The 6-foot-8 Lake Forest, Ill. native has two years of eligibility remaining.

“First and foremost, it was about winning,” Boudreaux told of his move to Purdue. “Getting the chance to play in the NCAA Tournament was a big part of why I left Dartmouth in the first place.”

Illinois, Wisconsin, Butler and N.C. State also showed interest in Boudreaux after he reopened his recruitment, per

Boudreaux will now get to play for Purdue coach Matt Painter and a program that has made four straight NCAA Tournaments and boasted the second-highest adjusted offensive efficiency in the country this season, according to KenPom.





3 thoughts on “Former Dartmouth standout Evan Boudreaux to transfer to Purdue instead of Xavier”

  1. Columbia’s Kyle Castlin has another year of NCAA eligibility remaining. Any idea where he’ll use it?

  2. Kyle had an unbelievably high court IQ last year. His conference free throw percentage of 94.6% would have been the top in the country, had he shot free throws as well in non conference as conference(he finished just behind Alex Copeland in FT percentage in the Ivy League) Over all , Castlin shot an 88.4% free throw percentage this year. He shot 49.9% from the field and was unstoppable on short to midrange shots, a rare talent.He deserved at least Ivy league honorable mention and had an excellent game against Villanova in the game he got injured (Columbia lost to Villanova by 15, Kansas lost by 16). Like with Grant Mullins , many schools at big conferences would benefit by having him.

  3. I despise the grad transfer rule. The myriad of transfers from lesser programs to “power” programs is a microcosm for the evil of college hoops. It is a shame that a game that once brought so much joy, has become just another big business. I wish the hypocritical NCAA would just admit as such. They could then stop their selective investigative process that also includes punishment doled out, based on who you are.
    Shame that loyalty is lost. Had Evan had any, he would have found a vastly improved Dartmouth team, that is extremely well coached. Not sure why any of these kids think going to a power school will enhance their game or their potential to go pro.

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