Purdue announced this morning that the school has dismissed junior college transfer Eden Ewing due to a violation of team rules.
Purdue didn’t disclose what team rules Ewing violated, only mentioning that he was no longer with the team.
“It’s unfortunate that this didn’t work out for Eden and we wish him the best in his future plans,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter said in the release.
Ewing committed to Purdue after playing at Tyler Junior College, where he averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Ewing’s addition to Purdue’s roster was seen as a way to add some depth in the front court. The addition of Ewing also allowed Painter to redshirt three-star forward Aaron Wheeler this season.
While many people expected Ewing to find a spot in the rotation, the JUCO product was buried on the bench behind junior Grady Eifert. So far this season Ewing had only seen action in six games, averaging 1.7 points and 0.5 rebounds per game.
With Eifert seeing minutes this season and Jacquil Taylor returning from an injury this off-season, Purdue’s depth at frontcourt should be fine and Painter shouldn’t have to burn Wheeler’s redshirt this winter.
Ewing’s departure will also open up a scholarship for the 2018-19 season.