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Gold and Black Illustrated Volume 28, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 5 41 BY BRIAN NEUBERT I t may not be a rebuild, per se, because Purdue is probably going to return a strong core from this past season's 30-win team, but you might call it a hard reset next season as the Boilermakers move for- ward without the outgoing senior class that's meant so much to the program. Gone are Vincent Edwards, Isaac Haas, Dakota Mathias and P.J. Thompson, the four-man class that served as the program's foundation the past four seasons, and with class- mate Jacquil Taylor leaving along- side them this spring as a graduate transfer, it makes for something of a generational shift, with a team next season that'll include at least a half dozen players who've yet to play an official game in a Purdue uniform. There is, though, a foundation of known commodities in place. PROJECTED 2018-19 PURDUE ROSTER No. Player Position Year Height Weight — Evan Boudreaux F Jr. 6-8 220 14 Ryan Cline G Sr. 6-6 195 — Emmanuel Dowuona C Fr. 6-11 230 20 Nojel Eastern* G So. 6-6 220 3 Carsen Edwards* G Jr. 6-1 200 24 Grady Eifert F Sr. 6-6 220 32 Matt Haarms C So. 7-3 250 — Eric Hunter G Fr. 6-3 175 15 Tommy Luce G Jr. 5-10 150 55 Sasha Stefanovic G R-Fr. 6-4 195 1 Aaron Wheeler F R-Fr. 6-9 200 — Trevion Williams F/C Fr. 6-9 275 * Edwards and Eastern have declared for the NBA draft without agents and have until May 30 to decide whether they'll return to Purdue. TRANSITION GAME Coming off a 30-win season, Purdue will be very different a year from now MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOK AHEAD Charles Jischke/Purdue Athletics Provided he's back, of course, Carsen Edwards should have ample scoring chances next season.

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