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Matt Haarms
Matt  Haarms

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

High School:
Sunrise Christian [Kansas]

Height / Weight:
7-3 / 250

Position:
Forward

02/02/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

01/26/2018

No. 3 Purdue Holds Off Michigan 92-88

Vincent Edwards scores a career-high 30 points in victory

01/16/2018

14th in a Row in Dominating Fashion

Purdue runs win streak to 14 with 78-50 decision over Wisconsin

01/03/2018

Purdue Notches 10th Straight Win

Boilermakers win third straight game by 30 or more points

12/31/2017

MBB Closes Non-Conf. Play with Rout

Boilermakers outrebound Bisons by 20 in victory

02/22/2018

Purdue at Illinois (USATSI)

Purdue at Illinois

02/18/2018

Purdue vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Penn State (USATSI) Men's Basketball

02/03/2018

Purdue vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Rutgers (USATSI) 2-03-2018

01/28/2018

Purdue vs. Indiana - USATSI Gallery

Purdue vs. Indiana - January 28, 2018

01/25/2018

Purdue vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Photos from Purdue men's basketball vs. Michigan - Thursday Jan. 25, 2018

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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.

PERSONAL
• 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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