Haarms disliked by some, loved by most
The young center is “disliked” for the emotion-fueled motor that he plays with that gets under people’s skin.
Matt Haarms’ biggest fear
His biggest fear is a crawling eight-legged creature.
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Haarms represents a new era of Boilermaker big man. Molded in Europe, comfortable on the perimeter, fiery and demonstrative and erupting with energy on the court. He bulked his 7-3 frame up to 250 pounds, seeking strength to balance his agility.
Yet as he admits, a modern center is still a center. Purdue still needs the native of The Netherlands to score on the block and serve as a defensive backbone.
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Matt Haarms (21) vertrok op zeventienjarige leeftijd naar Spanje en de rest is geschiedenis, zou je al bijna zeggen. Een jaar later verkaste hij naar de Verenigde Staten en de 2.21 meter lange basketballer was begin dit jaar al even een bekende Amerikaan, door zijn opvallende verschijning tijdens March Madness: het summum van het college-basketbal.
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Last season we saw little glimpses of what Haarms can be withing Purdue’s gameplan.
He was a strong defensive presence that averaged better htan two blocked shots per game (79 on the season). He often spelled Isaac Haas and offered a different look. He was a better defender than Haas, but not as offensively skilled at the basket.
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