Matt Haarms, the 7’3 center from Amsterdam, shockingly announced his decision to transfer from Purdue yesterday.
Since then, Haarms, who averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior for the Boilermakers last season, has already heard from every major program in the country, including the West Virginia Mountaineers.
When asked by 247 Sports about what he’s considering for his senior season, Haarms said, “It’s too early right now. I still have people calling who haven’t texted me so I don’t even have the full picture just yet.”
Haarms, who already graduated and will be available to play immediately next season, is one of Purdue’s all-time shot blockers and would give the Mountaineers the most devastating trio in college basketball.
Imagine Haarms lining up with Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe in West Virginia’s interior! While Haarms can finish his career literally anywhere in the country, perhaps his best opportunity for a national championship and to prepare himself for a potential NBA career is in Morgantown, playing for Bob Huggins.
#CBB News: #Purdue has announced that center Matt Haarms is transferring. The junior averaged 8.6 pts, 4.6 reb, and 2.0 blk per game last season for the Boilermakers, and he's immediately eligible for next year. Purdue was reportedly "blindsided" by his decision to transfer. 👀👀
— PigPenHoops (@PigPenHoops) April 6, 2020