Isaac Haas knows how to be thankful.
And, honestly, it’s easy to be thankful once you can look back on something and reflect on how great that something was. For Haas, his last four years at Purdue have been more than just great.
The 7-foot-2 mammoth of a human being left a message on social media Sunday night thanking Purdue, the staff and fans of the Boilermakers for his time in college.
I just want to thank everyone involved with Purdue Athletics, from staff, to fans, and beyond. Thank your for the 4 most special years of my life. On to bigger and better things now! #BoilerUp 🚂
— Isaac Haas (@theoriginalhaas) March 26, 2018
Boilermakers fans responded in a very positive manner:
Isaac, we thank YOU so much for the great memories the past four years. You are a talented ball player and an honorable man. Your #Purduealumni family will always be here for you.
— Purdue Alumni (@PurdueAlumni) March 26, 2018
Issac, as a Boilermaker fan 4 53 years n a season ticket holder 4 26 years n John Purdue member I have never been prouder of an athlete representing our program than u. Boiler Nation loves u dearly. God bless u.
— Steamin 611 (@mboiler) March 26, 2018
Thank you for being a great role model for the little ones who look up to you and a superb representative for Purdue University. You and your fellow seniors left the bball program in better shape than when you arrived! Look forward to have you as a fellow Boiler Alumni
— Jeff Davis (@purduefan69) March 26, 2018
Thank YOU, Isaac! Seasons come and go but we won’t forget you for how special you made this team.
— I’m Trying Real Hard to be The Shepherd 🌹 (@KzooMovieDude) March 26, 2018
You have been a tremendous role model to so many children throughout your time at Purdue. What you have given to the university is so much more than anything you’ve done on the court. The phrase “Be Special. Be a Boilermaker.” Is about Isaac Haas.
— Tom (@toverleese) March 26, 2018
No, Thank you for being Boilermaker. I has been a privilege to watch you both on and off the court. You have grown into a man to aspire too.
— Mark Jetzer (@MarkJetzer) March 26, 2018
Haas is loved. There’s no other way to put it.
The senior averaged 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season and helped the Boilermakers get to the Sweet 16 before losing to Texas Tech. Haas was lost for the remainder of the season while going for a rebound and suffering an elbow injury in the team’s first-round matchup against Cal State Fullerton.