The Purdue Boilermakers’ basketball team is going to look very different heading into the 2016-17 and it could be interesting to see what they are able to do with the loss of some key seniors. One player looking to step up for the team this year is junior center Isaac Haas.
Haas has had to split time with A.J. Hammons over the last two seasons, but he is now in the role alone and he will be a big player for the Boilermakers this year. He recently spoke with Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel and seems to be very excited for his new role in West Lafayette.
“I’ll be that fiery guy. I saw Draymond Green play and I knew I would try to be that guy. I never thought I’d take something from a Michigan State player, but I look at the way he plays, his energy and fire and the way he gets everybody to rally around him and play well. I want to instill that in my game,” Haas said.
Last season, Isaac Haas helped lead the Boilermakers to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. He averaged 9.8 points an 3.7 rebounds on 14.6 minutes per game.