Former Purdue forward Vincent Edwards was the only Boilermaker picked in Thursday's NBA Draft, but by Friday two more former Purdue standouts found professional homes.
Guard Dakota Mathias signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers as an undrafted free agent Friday and will play for the Cavaliers' NBA Summer League team beginning July 6 in Las Vegas. Mathias didn't work out for the Cavaliers during the pre-draft process, but Cleveland did send a representative to a pro day in Chicago in which Mathias participated.
In addition to Mathias' contract, Isaac Haas signed a free agent deal with the Utah Jazz, Purdue announced Friday. Haas will also play in the summer league. The 7-foot-2 center will try to persuade the Jazz this summer that the broken elbow he suffered in the NCAA Tournament is fully healed.
Both Mathias and Haas were members of a Purdue senior class that made back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2017 and 2018. The class, which also included Edwards and PJ Thompson, won 104 games in four years, the second-most in the history of Purdue basketball.