With the recent uptick of player movement in college basketball, many fans are inclined to believe any rumors surrounding the transfer portal no matter how big the name.
That fact made itself abundantly clear Tuesday morning, as speculation surrounding Purdue center Zach Edey spread like wildfire before the man himself stepped in to shut them down.
"My people are telling me Zach Edey is in the transfer portal," former Indiana coach and frequent provocateur Dan Dakich said on Twitter. "The transfer portal and NIL suck."
Precisely four minutes later, Edey rebuked rumblings of his imminent departure.
"My sources are telling me this is false," Edey wrote, quote-tweeting Dakich.
Edey averaged 22.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game this season, leading the Big Ten in both categories. He swept postseason honors and led the Boilermakers to the conference's regular season and tournament titles.
However, Purdue was upset by Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the NCAA tournament—just the second instance of a No. 16-seed beating a No. 1-seed in men's tournament history.