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Matt Haarms announcing decision on Thursday

And the Wildcats have all the momentum.

Purdue v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

Matt Haarms, Kentucky’s top transfer target, will announce his decision on Thursday, according to Evan Daniels.

Almost as soon as Haarms announced he was leaving Purdue last week, Kentucky reached out, and ever since, the buzz has grown that the 7-3 center would ultimately become a Wildcat. That includes three 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions today for Haarms to pick Kentucky.

In 102 career games at Purdue, Haarms averaged 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game. His career field-goal percentage of 62.5% ranks 10th all-time in Big Ten history. He also ranks fourth in program history with 210 career blocks.

This past season, Haarms averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He shot 52.4% from the field, 31.3% from deep and 63.4% from the free-throw line.

What Haarms bring to the table is exactly what Kentucky desperately needs for next season, especially after both Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery left for the NBA Draft while Nate Sestina graduated.

Come on down, big fella.

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