Purdue has announced in Jaden Ivy that he is entering the NBA draft

West Lafayette, Industry (AP) – Purdue Jaden Ivy has made his name in the NBA Draft, canceling his last two seasons of college qualification.

“It was a lifelong dream of mine and I am excited for this journey,” Ivey posted on his social media account on Thursday.

Ive averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, and was named second in The Associated Press All-America. He joined Duke’s Paolo Banchero as the only player this season with 600 points, 175 rebounds, 100 assists, 30 steels and 20 blocked shots. Ivey is the fourth Big Ten player in 30 years to achieve these marks.

The 6-foot-4 guard from South Bend, Indiana is expected to be selected early in the first round of the June 23 draft.

Ivey has averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in nine games. He scored double figures in 33 of his 36 games and had a team-best 14 games with at least 20 points.

Ivey had a combined 40 points and the Boilermakers had 5 shots for 10 in 3-pointers in the first two NCAA Tournament games. They lost in the regional semifinals to St. Peters, with nine points and six turnovers.

Ivy is the third Purdue player to be announced as an underclassman in recent years. Caleb Swanigan did it in 2017 and Carson Edwards in 2019.

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