Haas Nominated to NABC Good Works Team
Nov. 30, 2016

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Purdue junior center Isaac Haas has been nominated to the 2017 National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team, the organization announced Wednesday.

This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

Now in its sixth year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport. From leading an initiative to help end the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, to co-founding a non-profit with the mission to improve literacy rates across the country, the players nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

Haas, a 7-foot, 2-inch center out of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, has spent many hours during the past three years in the community interacting with youth through schools and reading programs, while also aiding in Purdue's holiday shopping spree for disadvantaged families in the area. He has also donated clothing to area youth with gigantism and has taken steps to start a foundation for his sister, who suffers from a rare case of epilepsy. Always willing to pose for a picture with admirers, Haas has been a fan favorite since his arrival on campus.

On the court, Haas is averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 72.9 percent from the field for the 15th-ranked Boilermakers. He has scored 20 or more points twice this year, including a career-high 26 points in Purdue's win over Utah State. Haas is seventh nationally, and leads the Big Ten, in field goal percentage.

Haas and the Boilermakers travel to No. 14-ranked Louisville on Wednesday for the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. Tip is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.



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