Matt Haarms
Matt  Haarms

RS Freshman

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

High School:
Sunrise Christian [Kansas]

Height / Weight:
7-3 / 250



No. 19 Purdue Crushes Fairfield 106-64

Boilermakers set school record with 19 3-pointers


Purdue Rolls Past Marquette 86-71

Isaac Haas scored 22 points in the victory


No. 20 Purdue Routs SIUE in Opener

Dakota Mathias leads five players in double figures


MBB Opens 120th Season Friday Night

Purdue will raise the 2017 Big Ten Championship banner before the game


Purdue Pulls Away from ISU in 2nd Half

Carsen Edwards, Mathias score 16 points in victory


Purdue vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

Photos from Purdue men's basketball vs. Tennessee - Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2017


USATSI Gallery - SIU - Edwardsville at Purdue

USATSI Gallery - SIU - Edwardsville at Purdue

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."
• Is also a strong student with an ACT score of 29.
• 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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