Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOG
There is a big man heading to West Lafayette.
Matt Painter has added another top player to his class of 2014 in 7-foot-2, 275-pound center Isaac Haas out of Hokes Bluff (AL).
Haas is the 2nd ESPN top 100 recruit, and 4th player to commit to the Boilermakers, joining four-star athletic wing forward Vince Edwards, three-star power forward Jacquil Taylor and three-star shooting guard Dakota Mathias creating a class that has quite a bit of upside heading to West Lafayette.
The 86th ranked player in the nation according to ESPN, Haas is a great fit into Painter’s system. He runs the floor well for his size, and has good hands. He has an underrated ability to score with his back to the basket as well.
Haas was originally committed to Wake Forest, before he decommitted and pledged to the Boilermakers.
Follow Jack on Twitter
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.