Jon Octeus Transfers to Purdue; Will Play for Men’s Basketball Team this Year


Recent Colorado State graduate Jonathan Octeus has officially transferred to Purdue University and will be eligible to play for the Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team this upcoming season.

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Octeus played two seasons for the Colorado State Rams and started every game for the Rams last season. Last year Octeus averaged 13.4 points, 2.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game. He shot 42 percent, including 31 percent from behind the arc and was a 77 percent free throw shooter.

For his short two-year career, Octeus scored 596 points, grabbed 240 rebounds, dished 118 assists and stole the ball 42 times. His best game last year came against Gonzaga when he scored 27 points and hit 13-of-16 from the free thrown line. Octeus scored in double digits in 23 of the 32 games he played in last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard will likely compete against sophomore Bryson Scott and freshman P.J. Thompson for the starting point guard spot. Octeus will be one of only two seniors on the Boilermakers basketball team, along with Neal Beshears.

Adding Octeus gives Purdue a 15-man roster and adds depth to the point guard position. The Boilermakers will be looking to finally turn the program around this season after suffering back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the 04-05 and 05-06 seasons.

Fans won’t have to wait long to see Jon Octeus play as the Boilermakers open the regular season on Nov. 2 against California (Pa) in West Lafayette.