Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic makes call on additional year of eligibility
Purdue senior Sasha Stefanovic will not return to Purdue to take advantage of an additional year of eligibility. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the news on Monday.
Stefanovic’s Purdue career came to an end on Friday when the Boilermakers dropped a Sweet 16 game to St. Peter’s. He scored 11 points — all of which came in the first half — in his last game with the program.
The news isn’t a huge surprise, as Stefanovic participated in the team’s Senior Day against Indiana at the end of the regular season. He also sent out a farewell message to Purdue fans.
Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic tells me that he will pursue a professional career and will not use his additional year of eligibility.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2022
Highs and lows, I’ve loved it all. Thank you to everyone who has made my time here special 🚂 Forever a Boiler 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/dZ3m1c8pQe
— Sasha Stefanovic (@Sash_Stefanovic) March 28, 2022
In his final season with the Boilermakers, Stefanovic averaged 10.4 points, 3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. He shot 39.2% from the floor and 38% from behind the 3-point line.
Over the course of his career with Purdue, Stefanovic became known as a 3-point specialist. In his 4 years, Stefanovic shot nearly 39% from deep range, making 226 career attempts from 3-point range.
The Crown Point, Ind. native has decided to pursue a career in professional basketball rather than return for Purdue for the additional year of eligibility.
Stefanovic played in 128 career games at Purdue, making 80 starts. He ends his time with the Boilermakers averaging 7.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.