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.
More than 20 schools, including Kentucky, have reached out to 7-foot-3 Purdue grad transfer Matt Haarms
By ADAM ZAGORIA
More than 20 schools and counting, including Kentucky, have reached out to 7-foot-3 Purdue grad transfer Matt Haarms.Per 247Sports.com, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois State, Louisville Kentucky, Arizona, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Syracuse, DePaul, South Carolina, Boston College, Seton Hall, Wichita State, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Washington State, Utah, Oregon State, San Jose State, and Cal State Fullerton had reached out as of Monday.
“It’s too early right now,” Haarms told the site when asked which schools he might consider “I still have people calling who haven’t texted me so I don’t even have the full picture just yet.”
The native of the Netherlands averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks last season at Purdue, and figures to provide an instant defensive impact wherever he lands.
Kentucky players and fans are among those on board with trying to land Haarms.
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.