Purdue is the only B1G basketball team not to add through transfer portal (so far)
Matt Painter likes the talent he has returning and coming into Purdue for the 2021-22 season. After a fourth-place finish in the conference with one of the country’s youngest teams, why wouldn’t he.
But in a world where every team seems to be adding through the NCAA transfer portal, the Boilermakers have opted to not go that route. Purdue is one of the few schools to avoid adding talent via transfer this offseason.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Purdue is just one of four teams from one of the power conferences to not take a player from the transfer portal. The other three schools are Villanova, UConn and Stanford.
Four power conference programs have not taken a transfer this offseason:
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 17, 2021
Purdue ended the 2020-21 season with an 18-10 record which included a 13-6 mark in the B1G. The Boilermakers finished four in the B1G standings and earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Boilermakers return a ton of production from last season, including Jaden Ivey, Zach Edey, Trevion Williams, Eric Hunter Jr., Mason Gillis and Sasha Stefanovic. They’ll also welcome in high-profile recruits Caleb Furst and Trey Kaufman-Renn.