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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

11/18/2017

No. 19 Purdue Crushes Fairfield 106-64

Boilermakers set school record with 19 3-pointers

11/14/2017

Purdue Rolls Past Marquette 86-71

Isaac Haas scored 22 points in the victory

11/10/2017

No. 20 Purdue Routs SIUE in Opener

Dakota Mathias leads five players in double figures

11/08/2017

MBB Opens 120th Season Friday Night

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

10/28/2017

Purdue Pulls Away from ISU in 2nd Half

Carsen Edwards, Mathias score 16 points in victory

11/22/2017

Purdue vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

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

11/10/2017

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.

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."
• 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.

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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