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Matt Haarms
Matt  Haarms

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

High School:
Sunrise Christian (Kan.)

Height / Weight:
7-3 / 250

Position:
Forward

03/24/2018

Purdue's Run Ends in Sweet 16

Boilermakers fall to Texas Tech 78-65

03/18/2018

Boilermakers March to Sweet 16

No. 2 Purdue bounces Butler 76-73, heads to Boston for Sweet 16 vs. Texas Tech

03/17/2018

Sweet 16 Berth on the Line Sunday

Boilermakers and Bulldogs tip at 12:10 p.m. ET, on CBS

03/16/2018

Purdue Moves Past CS Fullerton 74-48

Edwards and Edwards combine for 30 points in victory

02/02/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

03/23/2018

Purdue vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)

Photos from Purdue men's basketball vs. Texas Tech - Friday March 23, 2018

03/16/2018

Purdue vs. CS Fullerton

NCAA Tournament

03/04/2018

Purdue vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Michigan (USATSI) Men's Basketball

03/03/2018

Penn State vs. Purdue (USATSI)

Penn State vs. Purdue - 2018 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals: Photos by USA Today Sports Images

02/22/2018

Purdue at Illinois (USATSI)

Purdue at Illinois

2017-18 / Game-by-Game Statistics
• Haarms appeared in all 37 games as a redshirt freshman earning starts in the NCAA Tournament games against Butler and Texas Tech.
• Averaged 4.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 58.5 percent from the field (72 of 123).
• Finished the year with 79 blocked shots, the second most by a freshman in school history and the seventh most by any player.
• Had four games of five blocked shots, coming against Fairfield, Arizona, Lipscomb and Wisconsin.
• Blocked at least two shots in 25 games and had seven games of four of more blocked shots, helping Purdue to a team-record 180 blocked shots.
• His field goal percentage of 58.5 percent was the second-best mark by a Purdue freshman in school history (min. 100 FGAs).
• Posted double-figure scoring games against Tennessee State (14), SIU Edwardsville (11) and Wisconsin (10).
• Grabbed at least five rebounds in 10 games, including a career-high eight against NCAA Tournament team Lipscomb.
• Scored six points with five blocked shots and four rebounds in 20 minutes against Arizona and likely No. 1 NBA Draft pick DeAndre Ayton.
• Scored seven points with six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in his first career start against Butler in the NCAA Tournament.
• Made his first career 3-pointer in a January win over Wisconsin.
• Had just 30 turnovers in 634 minutes.
• Named to the Big Ten's All-Academic Team.

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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