Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Oral Roberts
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Terrific free throw shooter
Above average athlete
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
May be too ball dominant
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Undersized for his position
Max Abmas is an agile, skilled playmaker that can shoot and score the basketball, and he is a sharpshooting guard that can definitely put up points in a hurry. As a sophomore, he was the NCAA Division 1 scoring leader, and he averaged 24.6 points per game in 28 games during the 2020-21 season. He led Oral Roberts to get to the 2021 NCAA Tournament. He led his teams to upset wins over Ohio State and Florida.
After starring in the NCAA Tournament, he then returned to play for Oral Roberts. On the downside, he has tended to be shaky in the combine scrimmage games, as he didn’t shoot well at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine, and he also didn’t play well at the 2022 G-League Elite Camp this year. Abmas is a talented prospect that projects to be a second round prospect for the 2023 draft.
College-Basketball Reference Page
YouTube’s Highlights of the 12/2/20 Oral Roberts-Wichita State Game via Hoops With Trent
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/7/21 Oral Roberts-North Dakota Game via Midco Sports Network
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements
3/27/21 Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas
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