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.
7-foot-3 Purdue transfer Matt Haarms down to three schools, will announce Thursday
By ADAM ZAGORIA
After more than 20 schools reached out to 7-foot-3 Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms, he has trimmed his list to three and will announce Thursday, he confirmed to ZAGSBLOG. Haarms said he’s uncertain exactly what time he will announce.
Haarms is down to Kentucky, Texas Tech and BYU, according to 247Sports.com. He trimmed Arizona, Arkansas, Boston College, Gonzaga, Memphis, Minnesota and UNC Greensboro from his previous list of 10.
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.