Purdue adds graduate transfer from Dartmouth

4/13/2018 5:11:40 AM EST

Former Dartmouth forward Evan Boudreaux will transfer to Purdue for the final two years of his eligibility, according to published reports.

Boudreaux will be available to play for the Boilermakers as a graduate transfer this fall after earning his degree from Dartmouth in three years. The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds last season and said he picked Purdue because of his desire to compete in the NCAA Tournament.

Boudreaux initially planned to transfer to Xavier but changed his mind after coach Chris Mack left for Louisville. Purdue coach Matt Painter and assistant Greg Gary also have a strong relationship with the player.

"They've been great to me," Boudreaux said to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. "I really think they have a great vision for the program and obviously the track record speaks for itself as far as getting to the tournament and winning Big Ten games. I think they can do special things moving forward."

As a freshman, Boudreaux earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. He twice made the All-Ivy second team. He grew up in Lake Forest, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago.

--Field Level Media