WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue Head Basketball Coach Matt Painter says that he wants redshirt junior center Sandi Marcius back next season amidst reports that Marcius has asked for a release from his scholarship.
Marcius was not in attendance at the annual Boilermakers' men's basketball banquet, sponsored by the Lafayette Lions Club.
Coach Painter is planning on meeting later this week with Marcius, who has one season of eligibility remaining.
Wednesday night's banquet at Mackey Arena honored the two Boiler seniors, former North Montgomery Charger D.J. Byrd and former Central Catholic Knight Dru Anthrop.
Awards handed out at the banquet included Anthrop winning the Lambert and Mr. Hustle Awards, Byrd winning the Courage Award, Ronnie Johnson earning the Play Hard Award, and Terone Johnson earning team Most Valuable Player honors.
A shooting on Lafayette's south side is under investigation.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.