Fletcher Loyer stood out with his shooting in Purdue’s season opener on Tuesday night.

Loyer, who is a freshman, had about as good of a debut as possible. Loyer led Purdue in scoring with 17 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. The majority of his points came from his sharpshooting accuracy from beyond the arc.

In the 84-53 win over Milwaukee, Loyer knocked down 5 3-point shots. He went 5/12 from 3-point territory on Tuesday. He played a major role in the team being successful at shooting 3-pointers. As a team, Purdue made 35.3% of 3-point shots. Collectively, Purdue shot 37.5% from the field.

For Loyer, he finished the game with a 40% shooting night. It was a great performance in his 1st game at Purdue. He proved that he could lead the offense with his shooting and willingness to take shots. As he continues to gain more experience, Loyer’s attempts could increase and his numbers could rise.

Purdue lost several key players from last season and could use more help on the offensive end. Loyer could position himself to be the team’s best 3-point shooter and if Purdue finds itself in a close game, Loyer might be willing to take important shots.

Purdue is set to host Austin Peay on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.