Purdue surprised the entire league last season with a strong performance and a fourth place finish by a team that was one of the youngest in the nation. Now they’ll look to build from last year with the news that standout center Trevion Williams is withdrawing from the 2021 NBA Draft and will be returning for his senior season at Purdue.
BOILER NATION, IM BACK FOR MORE . pic.twitter.com/ZGpyrHdRVf— Trevion Williams (@twill___) June 24, 2021
Williams, who was a first team All-Big Ten and an honorable mention All-American, will anchor a team that has been routinely listed as a potential top ten team for the upcoming season. With the Boilermakers returning all five starters and their top eight scorers next season, Purdue will go from being one of the youngest teams in the country to by far one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten in 2021-22.
“Trevion used this process to become a better basketball player and will hopefully use the feedback he gained in talking with NBA teams,” head coach Matt Painter said. “Trevion has put in a lot of time on getting his body right and working on his game. He will obviously have a big role for us next season.”