Isaac Haas

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Isaac Haas
Isaac Haas.jpg
Haas playing for Purdue
No. 44 – Beijing Royal Fighters
PositionCenter
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1995-10-02) October 2, 1995 (age 26)
Birmingham, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High schoolHokes Bluff (Hokes Bluff, Alabama)
CollegePurdue (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2020Salt Lake City Stars
2020–2021Guangzhou Loong Lions
2021–presentBeijing Royal Fighters
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Isaac Haas (born October 2, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Beijing Royal Fighters of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers.

High school career

Haas is the son of Rachel and Danny Haas and grew up in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. He attended Hokes Bluff High School and averaged 18.5 points and 11 rebounds as a junior.[1] Haas committed to Purdue on November 18, 2013.[2] Haas' primary reason for committing to Purdue was due to the university's ability to develop its tall players, saying "It's great exposure, and under Matt Painter, almost every 7-footer who went to Purdue went to the NBA." Haas, who originally committed to Wake Forest, was a four star and top 100 recruit.[3]

College career

Haas began his collegiate career entering games with much energy but tiring easily. He was a backup to A. J. Hammons for his first two years as he improved his conditioning. As a sophomore, Haas averaged 9.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.[1]

As a junior, Haas was named a Big Ten Honorable Mention by the coaches and media.[4][5] He averaged 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game playing alongside Caleb Swanigan in the frontcourt.[6] Haas and Vincent Edwards declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, but also did not sign with an agent.[7] On May 16, 2017, Haas announced he would withdraw from the NBA Draft.[6]

As a senior, Haas was named to the preseason watchlist of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award.[8] He was named Big Ten player of the week on December 4, after scoring a career high 26 points, including the go-ahead bucket with 43 seconds left, versus Northwestern.[9] He also had 21 points and four blocks to lead the Boilermakers to a win against Maryland.[10] Haas scored 15 points in 16 minutes in Purdue's 82–67 win over Butler on December 16, but was limited by four fouls.[11] He was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Cal State Fullerton, Haas fractured his elbow and ended his career at Purdue.[12] On May 17, during the 2018 NBA Draft Combine, it revealed that Haas was not only the tallest player at the event that year, being near 7'3" in shoes, but he was also the heaviest player at the event at 303 pounds.[13]

College career statistics

Cited from Sports Reference.[14]
College Year GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Purdue 2014–15 34 14.6 .535 .713 4.1 0.3 0.1 0.7 7.6
Purdue 2015–16 35 14.3 .594 .713 3.7 0.5 0.1 0.8 9.8
Purdue 2016–17 35 19.5 .587 .781 5.0 0.6 0.3 0.7 12.6
Purdue 2017–18 25 22.4 .615 .781 5.7 0.8 0.2 1.3 14.5

Professional career

Salt Lake City Stars (2018–2020)

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft Haas signed with Utah Jazz to join their Summer League team.[15][16] On October 13, 2018, Haas was waived by the Jazz.[17] He was subsequently added to the roster of their G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.[18] On October 29, 2019, Haas was included in training camp roster of the Salt Lake City Stars,[19] and on November 8, 2019, Haas was included in opening night roster of the Salt Lake City Stars.[20] On March 2, 2020, Haas contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the South Bay Lakers.[21]

Guangzhou Loong Lions (2020–2021)

On October 17, 2020, Haas signed with Guangzhou Loong Lions.[22]

Beijing Royal Fighters (2021–present)

On October 21, 2021, Haas signed with Beijing Royal Fighters.[23]

National team career

Haas was a part of the Purdue team chosen to represent the United States in the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan. The U.S. received a silver medal after losing in the title game to Lithuania, with Haas contributing 17 points in the loss.[24]

Personal life

In April 2018 Haas was sued after being accused of lying about having a sexually transmitted disease and subsequently infecting a partner with herpes.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b O'Neill, Dana (November 30, 2016). "Purdue's Isaac Haas playing for sister who has epilepsy". ESPN. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Isaac Haas Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Baird, Nathan (November 19, 2013). "Purdue basketball's development of big men lured Alabama center Isaac Haas". Indy Star. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball Postseason Honors: Purdue's Swanigan named Big Ten Player of the Year". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. March 6, 2017. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "2016–17 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team" (PDF). CSTV.com. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Purdue's Isaac Haas returning for senior year". USA Today. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Purdue's Haas latest to explore NBA Draft". Journal & Courier. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Watch list released for Abdul-Jabbar award". CollegeBasketballTalk. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Purdue, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors: Boilermakers' Isaac Haas earns Player of the Week honor; Buckeyes' Kaleb Wesson named Freshman of the Week". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. December 4, 2017. Archived from the original on December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ Baird, Nathan (December 3, 2017). "Isaac Haas powers Purdue basketball past Northwestern". The Journal & Courier. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Doyel, Gregg (December 16, 2017). "Only the referees can stop Purdue's Isaac Haas". Indy Star. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Medcalf, Myron (March 23, 2018). "Injured Purdue center Isaac Haas has elbow brace cleared by NCAA". ESPN. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Draft Combine Anthro". NBA.com. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "Isaac Haas Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Baird, Nathan (June 22, 2018). "Former Purdue center Isaac Haas reaches summer league deal with Utah Jazz". Lafayette Journal & Courier. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jazz Announce Mini-Camp Roster for 2018 Summer League". NBA.com. June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "Jazz waive Isaac Haas". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  18. ^ Rueckert, Daniel (October 31, 2018). "Stars Finalize Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Stars Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Stars Finalize Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "Isaac Haas: Double-doubles in victory". CBS Sports. March 3, 2020. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  22. ^ "广州男篮签下双外援达拉斯-摩尔和艾萨克-哈斯 (Guangzhou Loong Lions signed Dallas Moore and Isaac Haas)". sina.com.cn (in Chinese). 17 October 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  23. ^ "CBA官方:北控男篮完成外援艾萨克-哈斯注册". Hupu (in Chinese). 21 October 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  24. ^ Botkin, Mike (August 29, 2017). "Medal Up". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  25. ^ Baird, Nathan (April 11, 2018). "Purdue player Isaac Haas accused of infecting partner with STD, according to lawsuit". USA Today. Retrieved April 24, 2018.

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