Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Prolific scorer that can put up points in a hurry
Moves fairly well off the ball
Adequate rebounder for his size
May struggle to get all the way to the basket
Can display spotty shot selection
Can play too selfishly on offense
His effort on defense can lag at times
Has had a history of foot injuries
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Max Strus is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot the basketball. He excels at knocking down jumpers to space the floor for his team, and he also can run off screens to make shots. His shooting ability combined with his athleticism could be enticing to teams, as that could make him a potential second round pick this year.
However, he has sometimes been criticized for his shot selection and seeming lack of team play, but others seem to feel that it is because he’s had to carry mediocre teams over the past couple of years. He’ll need to consistently shoot the ball well at higher levels, but if he can, he could perhaps end up being an effective role player in the NBA.
ESPN’s Article on Underrated Wing Prospects
Paint in Touches’ Article on Max Strus
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