Found September 27, 2013 on Boiled Sports:
Happy opening day of college hoops practice!!  As a new season begins, one Boilermakers career comes to a close. Donnie Hale is no longer a Purdue Boilermaker.  The redshirt sophomore was highly touted out of prep school and appeared in 32 games as a Boilermaker averaging just 3.8 ppg.  Not exactly what to expect from someone who had a great career before Purdue, but progress wasn’t made.  After the redshirt season many, including myself, expected Hale to contribute and be a great piece for this team in the future, it’s sad to see him go.  With Simpson and Hammons supposedly making strides over the offseason, not to mention the fifth year transfer Peck, playing time might have been difficult to get.  We can speculate all we would like but we will probably not ever know why Hale left Purdue. As for how this changes the outlook of the season, it affects depth a bit in the post.  It will force Simpson to step up and lead with Marcius and Lawson gone as well and Tacos in the win...
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Sophomore Donnie Hale has decided to transfer from Purdue to find more playing time. Coach Matt Painter made the announcement Friday, just as the Boilermakers were getting ready to open practice this weekend. The 6-foot-8, 221-pound forward played in 32 games last season, started eight and averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Purdue did not say where Hale will wind up...
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