Purdue has taken the floor in Boston for its open practice and yes, Isaac Haas is on the floor and practicing. First, we do have a new brace (all tweets credited to their sources like GBI, etc.):
Just put on brace pic.twitter.com/MJyHX1yMMB— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) March 22, 2018
And we see him on the break (against a much lighter defense than he’ll face if he plays):
Said it hurts when he lays it up pic.twitter.com/9b4LUOQCBa— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) March 22, 2018
and finally, some footage of earlier in the week:
I admit, it still seems very unlikely that Haas will play tomorrow night, but it is not 100% out of the question. this is partially because of a new brace Purdue engineers designed:
Vince Edwards: “I want to know where all those engineering students were my freshman year when my car broke down.” Laughed.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 22, 2018
Said he thinks it’s awesome they came up with something to help Isaac Haas. He thanks them for trying.
And here is more on the brace:
Isaac Haas holds the brace #Purdue engineering students designed. Elbow still broken, though. Can’t shoot right-handed free throws. pic.twitter.com/9N3PU9PVe0— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) March 22, 2018
The stipulations for him to play still remain: He has to be able to rebound with both hands over he head and shoot free throws with his right arm. I trust Painter in that, because otherwise he is not effective on the floor at all if it devolves into Hack-a-Haas (except for fouling out multiple players, of course).
Coach Matt Painter said Isaac Haas didn’t practice the last two days. “There’s no decision to be made. You’ve got to practice if you want to play.” That sounds clear to me that Haas is out for tomorrow.— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) March 22, 2018