Former Purdue center reportedly transferring to mid-major program
Former Purdue center Emmanuel Dowuona has reportedly found a new home.
Per Eric Woodyard of ESPN, Dowuona will be transferring to Tennessee State after spending the last three seasons with the Boilermakers. He entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the conclusion of the 2020-21 campaign and did not play during the year.
Dowuona utilized a redshirt season in 2018-19 and with the NCAA granting a blanket waiver for winter student-athletes, he’ll still have three seasons to play at Tennessee State.
Former ESPN top-100 recruit Emmanuel Dowuona is leaving Purdue to transfer to Tennessee State, a source says.
TSU and Coach Brian “Penny” Collins continue to try and change the culture with the commitment of former Georgia forward Christian Brown and 3-star guard Hercy Miller.
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) April 25, 2021
In his lone season on the floor, Dowuona played in nine games, all coming during the 2019-20 season. He scored a total of 12 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, blocked 3 shots and had 2 steals. Dowuona logged a total of 31 minutes while in West Lafayette.
Dowuona was a member of the 2018 recruiting class and was a 3-star prospect. He was one of the Top 200 players in the cycle and ranked as a Top 20 center, per 247Sports.
Tennessee State competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Tigers finished the year with a 4-19 record.