With so many achievements ahead of him, many basketball fans are already counting on Isaac Haas and his potential to help his team gain more victories in competitive leagues and other championships. Although the basketball player’s career timeline is yet to feature significant career attainments, it would be deadly to underrate him on the court.
The 7 feet 2 inches tall baller is currently making the most of his active years with Utah Jazz’s Summer League team after going undrafted in the NBA Draft in 2018. Regardless of this, however, Isaac is still focused, determined, dedicated to the course, and is positive about the future ahead of him.
Isaac Haas’ Biography
The basketball player was born to Danny Haas (father) and Rachel Haas (mother) on 2nd October 1995 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was raised in Hokes Bluff, Alabama, along with his sister Erin Hass. Isaac began and completed his high school education at Hokes Bluff High School, where he averaged 11 rebounds and 18.5 points in his junior year on the school team. On November 18, 2013, Haas announced his decision to join West Lafayette, Indiana-based college basketball team, The Purdue Boilermakers. According to him, the primary reason he settled for the Purdue is that the university usually develops its tall players. Haas attested that almost every 7-footer who schools at Purdue makes it to the NBA.
His stint with the Purdue began in 2014 and he played as a backup to A. J. Hammons for the next two years. Haas averaged 3.8 rebounds per game and 9.8 points as a sophomore, and later 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in the frontcourt as a junior, earning a Big Ten Honorable Mention by the media and coaches. In his senior year, he was named to the preseason watch list of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award and as a Big Ten player of the week (on December 4) for scoring a career-high 26 points.
The Birmingham-born athlete also led the Boilermakers to a win after gaining 21 points and four blocks in a game against Maryland. On December 16, he recorded 15 points in 16 minutes for his team in a victory game that ended in 82-67 against Butler, resulting in his selection to the Third Team All-Big Ten. Isaac Haas’s career at Purdue ended after he fractured his elbow in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament against California State University Fullerton’s basketball team.
As mentioned earlier, the basketball player has a sister called Erin Haas who is 4 years younger than him. She has what is called intractable epilepsy. According to doctors, Erin’s seizures can never be brought under control by neither drugs nor brain surgeries. She has had countless surgeries with the most recent being in 2012. Isaac is his sister’s biggest hero; he usually plays for her and uses his position to campaign for epilepsy. He is said to have raised more than $20,000 via a GoFundMe page to help his family buy and train a seizure assistance dog for his only sister.
The baller’s relationship life is not dull one bit, he formerly dated a young woman called Alyssa Chambers. Recently, he has been linked to an Alabama-born resident named Madison Nicole Millsaps. Born on 15th May 1996, in Alabama, Millsaps is the daughter of Leslie Millsaps and Patrick Millsaps, who are also parents to her elder sister Lauren.
Height, Weight, and Body Stats
The NBA hopeful who mans the center position and wears the No. 44 jersey for Utah Jazz is 7 feet 2 inches tall, which is approximately 2.18 meters, and weighs 132 kilograms, 290 lb.
Other Facts About The Basketball Player
1. Isaac Haas was sued in April 2018 for allegedly transmitting herpes to his ex-girlfriend Chambers. Herpes is a virus causing contagious sores on the genitals or around the mouth.
2. During the 2018 NBA Draft Combine which took place on May 17, Haas emerged the heaviest player at 303 pounds and the tallest player (being near 7’3″ in shoes) as well at the event.
3. During his freshman year at Purdue, the basketballer allegedly ate 40 chicken strips in one sitting.
4. In a game against Cal State Fullerton, Isaac fell so hard that he tore Josh Pitts’ jersey.
5. He wears the same shoe size (22) with former American professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal.
6. The basketball player once shared that his parents upgraded their house to fit his large frame.