The Boiling Point: Purdue sophomore guard Kelsey Barlow has been reinstated.
After netting a season-ending suspension just days before the NCAA Tournament began, Purdue sophomore Kelsey Barlow has rejoined Purdue’s men’s basketball team. Barlow is back participating in individual workouts.
Barlow didn’t travel with the team to Chicago for the postseason after conduct detrimental to the team sidelined him. Purdue coach Matt Painter said then that Barlow would be back if he could follow a strict set of guidelines. The exact reason(s) for the suspension wasn’t released, but Painter’s stressed seeing improvements from Barlow off the court.
He did attend Monday’s season-ending banquet, but was left out of the season highlight video.
"“We’ve sat down and talked about things, and we’re going to continue to just work in that direction and hopefully have progress in all areas,” Painter said at the banquet. “I expect him to be on the team, but with that expectation, we’re going to have to see some improvements.“You want to see him make strides on and off the court.”"
The 6-foot-5 Barlow should factor in a good amount next season backing up starting point guard Lewis Jackson and also playing the 3-spot on the floor.