Purdue's Matt Haarms Cuts Transfer List to Kentucky, Arizona, Gonzaga, More

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 11, 2020

Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Purdue defeated Iowa 104-68. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Former Purdue forward Matt Haarms has cut his transfer list down to 10 teams, headlined by Kentucky, Arizona and Gonzaga. 

Haarms provided his full list of schools to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein:

After playing the last three seasons at Purdue, Haarms entered the transfer portal April 6. The Netherlands native will be eligible to play in 2020-21 as a graduate transfer. 

Speaking to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Haarms said he wants to take some time to "think about how I'm going to handle this going forward," but he's not "going to drag it out though."

Daniels' colleague Chris Fisher reported Haarms is regarded as one of the best graduate transfer prospects in this year's class. 

"He's a pick and roll big man, good at catching on the move and finishing," 247Sports' national recruiting analyst Brian Snow told Fisher. "He's an okay rebounder. He's an okay post defender because he's not strong physically. He's a shot-blocker, he can move his feet, he's skilled, he can score with his back to the basket and he can score facing the rim."

Haarms was a valuable role player for the Boilermakers since arriving on campus in 2017-18. He averaged 8.6 points and tied for second on the team with 4.6 rebounds per game as a junior. 

On the defensive end, Haarms is a terrific stopper in the paint with a career average of 2.1 blocks in 102 games. 

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