After adding the Seattle graduate transfer Terrell brown to strengthen their backcourt, the Arizona Wildcats focused on the frontcourt, reaching out to transfer Purdue graduates Matt Haarms, who entered the portal on Monday.
Thinner than physical, the 7 foot 3 inch nerve center has averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 20.5 minutes with the Boilermakers this season, while shooting 52% since soil and 10 for 32 from 3. Its block percentage of 12.6 was the ninth highest score in the country.
The Dutchman started 40 of the 102 games he played at Purdue, and was actually a little more productive in the second year with 23 starts and an average of 9.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game .
Known for his contagious energy, Haarms is fourth in the history of Purdue in blocks (210). Before enrolling in Purdue, Haarms attended Sunrise Christian in Kansas, the same former UA Dusan Ristic high school.
Right now, Christian Koloko, Jordan Brown and Ira Lee are the only big men on Arizona’s 2020-21 list, so they can definitely use a player like Haarms, who had six points and five blocks in a win. on UA in the Bahamas. few years ago.
He and Koloko, who posted a 12.3 block percentage in their first year, would give the Wildcats two snipers, although they will have a lot of competition for him. Haarms spoke to Evan Daniels about 247Sports that more than 20 schools have contacted him.