Max Strus

Height: 6-6

Weight: 215

College: DePaul

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 3/28/1996

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 

Pros:

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

Good athlete

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN’s Article on Underrated Wing Prospects

Paint in Touches’ Article on Max Strus

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