Someone please get Purdue’s Matt Haarms more hair gel

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Matt Haarms did his job in Purdue’s win over Butler as the Boilermakers’ replacement at center for Isaac Haas, who’s out for the rest of the 2018 NCAA Tournament with an elbow fracture.

Haarms had 7 against Bulldogs to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in a career-high 29 minutes. He’s been just about the best version of himself in the first half before losing some gas in the second: That means blocking shots and running around like a wild man.

For Purdue’s redshirt freshman from the Netherlands, it also means re-adjusting his hair. A lot. Here’s how Haarms’ hair looks when it’s sculpted:

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It’s a good look, if you ask me. But that hair gets whipped around a lot when Haarms blocks shots or moves his head emphatically in celebration. Then he has to re-adjust his hair during a live basketball game, which doesn’t seem ideal.

Get Matt Haarms some hair product, STAT

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Haarms doesn’t really have a choice. He has to keep stylin’ his hair or else it might hang over his face and fall into his face. He can’t have hair hanging over his eyes, obviously, or else Haarms wouldn’t be able to block quite as many shots.

The solution here isn’t complicated. Haarms needs something new in his hair to keep it that way, because whatever he has there right now isn’t doing the job. And it’s a big job, to be sure. When you’re running around and whipping your head in celebration like Haarms is wont to do, it probably takes some heavy-duty hair gel to keep everything where it should be.

I don’t have any specific hair gel recommendations. My hairline is receding, so I don’t think I’ll need any hair gel pretty soon. Maybe someone out there can get Haarms the product he needs, though. Or else he might have to get a little too creative.

Purdue’s headed to Boston to play Texas Tech in the Sweet 16, so this won’t be the last we see of Matt Haarms this season.


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