Matt Haarms
Matt  Haarms

RS Freshman

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

High School:
Sunrise Christian [Kansas]

Height / Weight:
7-3 / 250



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AS A FRESHMAN / 2016-17
• Joined the team at the semester break, using his redshirt year.
• Went against Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan every day in practice.
• Has grown an inch and added about 20 pounds to his frame since his arrival at Purdue.

• Ranked a 3-star forward by both Rivals and 247Sports, Haarms committed to Purdue on Oct. 4.
• Was a member of the U-18 Dutch National Team.
• Chose Purdue over offers from Colorado, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
• Has a rare blend of athleticism and size who can step out and hit the 3-pointer, making him a tough matchup.
• Started playing basketball at age 11 and left the Netherlands prior to his junior year to spend a year in Spain to help strengthen his game.
• Sunrise coach Luke Barnwell described Haarms as skilled and mobile and able to "really fly and move laterally" defensively.
• Haarms said "some of the best big men are coming out of Purdue. That was accentuated on my visit. I kept coming back to that every time I was thinking about a decision."
• Played with the Chauncey Billups Elite AAU team in the Adidas Gauntlet series.
• Attended the same school as Buddy Hield, a 2016 All-American at Oklahoma, and Michigan State point guard Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn.

• Son of Peter Haarms and Martine van Hoorn.
• Born April 22, 1997, in Amsterdam.
• Becomes just the sixth international player to play at Purdue since the 1951-52 season.
• A terrific student, Haarms boasted an ACT score of 30 in high school.


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