Introducing BoilerBall's Newcomers: Isaac Haas

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Aug. 4, 2014

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Every few days, PurdueSports.com will introduce a new member of the Purdue men's basketball team. The next feature subject is 7-2, 297-pound freshman Isaac Haas from Hokes Bluff, Alabama.

As a high school senior, Haas was ranked as the No. 9-ranked center in America by ESPN.com after averaging 20.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game leading Hokes Bluff High School to a 27-6 record. He earned first-team All-State honors in 2013-14 after earning second-team accolades following his junior campaign.

Obviously, Haas' greatest strength is his size, as he is one of the tallest players in school history. However, other traits that have emerged over the last couple months are his work ethic and humility. He will do anything he can this year to make A.J. Hammons a better player as evidenced in his profile video. He understands his role on the Purdue Basketball team and he embraced it.

Let's get to know Isaac Haas a little bit better.

Shoe Size: Size 22
Wingspan: 7-5 (Reach is 9-3)
Three words that describe me: Determined, passionate, committed
One word to describe my game: Powerful
Best Player I Have Ever Faced: Julius Randle
Best Friend From Another Team: William Lee (UAB)
Three Players on my Dream Team: Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan
Team I Would Like to See on Schedule and Why: Alabama. To show my home state Purdue's dominance.
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Championship game-winning dunk in overtime during my senior year.
Prized Possession: MacBook
Celebrity Crush: Melanie Iglesias
Best Non-Athletic Talent: I'm a gamer
Magazine Cover I Would Like to Be On: Forbes
Dream Job: Playing in the NBA
Favorite Musical Artist: 3 Doors Down
Song I Have to Listen to Before Games: 300-Violin Orchestra
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Sports Movie: Glory Road
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Hitch
Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite Pro Athlete in a Different Sport: Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)
Favorite NBA Player: Tim Duncan
Favorite NBA Team: San Antonio Spurs
Favorite Non-NBA Team: Atlanta Falcons
Advice to Youngsters: "Be goal-oriented, finish what you start and do what makes you happy".

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