Report: Ex-Purdue center Matt Haarms settles on transfer destination
Former Purdue center Matt Haarms has made his decision.
Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Thursday that Haarms has settled on BYU has his next destination. He had also been considering Texas Tech and Kentucky. Haarms decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal following the 2019-20 season, which came as a shock to Purdue.
Haarms will have one year of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible for the 2020-21 college basketball season. BYU finished last year with a 24-8 record and a 13-3 mark in the WCC.
Purdue transfer Matt Haarms just verbally committed to BYU, he tells @247Sports. | Story: https://t.co/NlRjFfdmAt pic.twitter.com/yY45grEovd
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 23, 2020
Haarms was been a key big man for Purdue over the last three seasons. This past season, he averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 0.9 assists per game. He also totaled 210 career blocks, which ranks fourth in Purdue’s history.
According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Purdue was “blindsided” by Haarms’ sudden decision. It was unclear what Haarms’ transfer plans are or if he has any specific schools in mind. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.
Purdue finished last season with a 16-15 record.