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2016 National Signing Day: Matt Haarms Signs with Purdue

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Is he the Dutch Boy or the Dunking Dutchman?

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The third and final signee for the day has submitted his paperwork and will continue the parade of extremely tall individuals with a last name beginning with the letter H through West Lafayette. Matt Haarms, the 7’2” Dutch center that is playing in Kansas has submitted his paperwork and is now a Boiler.

Haarms is more of a project center than we’re used to, but he can play outside a bit more and has a European flair to his game. he is not going to be as much of a banger as Isaac Haas and A.J. Hammons. he is also not a gigantic stiff like our previous 7’2” Dutch import.

Haarms will also have the benefit of a year to grow backing up Isaac Haas, assuming Haas does not have a blow up season and heads off to the NBA. Of course, I would gladly welcome Haas, Edwards, and Swanigan all leaving because it likely means a fantastic season for Purdue.