Photo Gallery: Class of 2014 signee Max Hoetzel

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Check out 18 photos of class of 2014 Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.) forward Max Hoetzel courtesy of H3 Photography in the embedded photo gallery after the jump.

  • Snookafly

    Not sure what to make of these. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • http://insidethehall.com Ben_M

    Not a whole lot of witnesses

  • Andrew

    What should we make of these? They’re still photographs.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I know several commenters don’t rate Max Hoetzel all too highly but I’ll just put this out there…Max just had 33 points and went 9-11 from 3 in a game last Wednesday. He’s now averaging 20 points a game in his last 5 games (while playing very tough competition).

  • N71

    I noticed 3 things:

    1) He has tremendous range in evidence of his taking a full court jump shot, just underneath the opposing basket, and the defense is still right there on him.

    2) He keeps his eyes open when he shoots which is good.

    3) If the school’s AD is new its nothing but opportunity with regards to improving atten
    dance.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    and his team mates aren’t too bad either….

  • BWake

    Heading out to see Max later today in Raleigh.

  • Andrew

    No. 2 is very important.

  • Snookafly

    That was my point. I swear you must be autistic.

  • Will Sheehey #0

    LOL. No kidding.

  • TomJameson

    I noticed that it LOOKS like he has pretty good form. Facing the basket, hands look right, same form in all the shooting pics (still just pics though). But the biggest thing I noticed is his facial expressions. Looks like he has passion when playing. I like that.

  • Andrew Walker

    Why did people down vote these comments?

  • Andrew

    That’s a nice thing to say.

  • doodle777

    What kind of range would it take for a 3 point shooter to excel in Creans Offense where Yogi dribbles the ball while everyone else stands around? Can he make them from Half court????

  • Gerald

    People will down vote anything on this site. I imagine someone who doesn’t like max as a recruit took C&c’s comment personally and down voted it.

  • ScoopGeoff

    In case you want a Fat Head during their post-Xmas sale….

  • http://www.babytown.com/ OceanArcher

    where do you get these stats? Not doubting you. I just want to follow along as well, not just Max, but all our commits.

  • MillaRed

    Trolls. Who find it cool to go to a website and hit down arrows. You do not want to be this person.

  • SCHoosier

    Kid has the stroke to impress and get minutes. Physical strength..emphasis on defense and being able to put the ball on the floor will guarantee him some minutes. Those three things..by Max’ own admission are works in progress.

  • ForeverIU

    Who cares about a negative, cowardly authorless comment? They should do away with the down-vote. What purpose does it serve?

  • ForeverIU

    They must have miserable lives.

  • IULore

    Troll is troll.

  • CKRaleigh

    Not a good game for Max. Gotta be a red shirt candidate. Unless he makes a huge jump. Nice shot. But we have this guy now with Hartman. Bigger than I thought. Really bad missed dunk on a break away tonight. Hung on rim after miss and received tech. All around bad on that wide open play. Again, very nice shot. Big 6’7 kid.

  • Andrew

    Crean doesn’t redshirt people. Anyone who follows IU has to know that. Any stats for Max? Did he guard anyone?

  • SinktheBizzz

    Can we just be honest with ourselves? This kid was signed as an after thought after we whiffed on a bunch of other highly rated recruits and the staff thought Blackmon was gone. Now that Blackmon is back we need to tell this kid to go to Valpo or IUPUI where he belongs.

  • TomJameson

    We should be able to see who the down-voter is, just like the up-vote.

  • TJ21

    Sure glad I don’t work for you……

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    That’s how Disqus has it set up, not something we can change.

  • TomJameson

    Thanks Alex.

  • Hoosier73

    See….this is the perfect case for why we need down votes…for all the guys here who are smarter than CTC.

    This was NOT a panic signing! There are many blue chippers left on the board Crean could have grabbed. He signed him because he saw a big sharp-shooter who could win us some games the next four years. How do I know this? Faith in a guy who took us from the worst D-1 team in the country to the #1 ranking in record time. (Plus I know Crean’s paperboy’s Dad’s secretary, so, you know, inside stuff.)

  • CreamandCrimson

    This particular stat line was on the Hoosier Scoop blog (http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/)…it’s run by Dustin Dopirak, Jeremy Price and Andy Graham (all from the Bloomington Herald). Plus, ITH posts commit updates every few weeks.

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