Video: Max Hoetzel senior season highlights

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Class of 2014 Indiana signee Max Hoetzel played against a nationally competitive schedule this past season at Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.) and put up numbers impressive numbers: 16 points, eight rebounds and close to four assists per game, according to Titans coach Chris Sparks.

“He’s made significant progress for us,” Sparks told Inside the Hall in April. “And I think that’s one of the things with the league that we play in. Every team that we play is going to have kids that are going to compete at the Division I, high major, mid-major, low major level. I think it was a good test for him night in and night out and I think it was a big adjustment early on.

“The pace, the speed of the game and the size and strength of some of the guys compared to where he came from. Not to take anything away from his local high school, but I think midway through the year, he started to get it. He made significant strides, was a huge contributor for us and really led to our success in the league.”

We’ve compiled more than two minutes of Hoetzel, who will arrive on campus later this month, from his senior season at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, which is available after the jump.

  • hardly

    money

  • FinEndNow

    Advice: SHOOT THE BALL

  • dschiller33

    I know it’s a High light real, but what I see is a kid that’s isn’t afraid of the head fake and drive to finishing around rim. Which means he’s looking for a better shot and not giving into the easy shot! Nice to see. Watched him n a few different tapes and each time he has been better then the last! This is a Good pick up chance here! Maybe not a great college player but will b in a rotation from the go! Good luck max!!

  • Cable Guy Baller

    Like the way the ball splashes in the net. Lots of wrist action on the shot.

  • Gregory Spera

    While, hopefully, the jump shot is a given with Max, I like that we saw him drive with either hand and score at the cup.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    one thing that stands out…kid doesn’t need much time to get the ball in the air. quick, quick release. i likes it!

  • MillaRed

    Tre Roberson is transferring what the H ?!!!?????

  • Gregory Spera

    Just a reminder, no matter the turmoil and frustration here at ITH, it could be worse… this could be an Indiana FOOTBALL site. If I cared this much about IU football, I would have ended it all years ago.

  • Ole Man

    Yeah; this is one I don’t get!

  • FinEndNow

    I know!!! Did not see that coming but there can be some positives here. Sudfeld will now get full time at QB. Sudfeld is a guy that can get some looks from NFL scouts. He’s 6-5 230 with a big arm. I dont really know why Roberson is transferring unless the coaches were planning on making him a WR or maybe freshman Zander Diamont was threatening his time(which would actually be a good thing when you think about it). But hopefully he does great where ever he goes.

  • CreanFaithful

    Honestly that doesn’t surprise me. It was nice to have a player of his caliber to step up when Sudfeld struggled and give us the dual option in the red zone. But he can surely find a home where he isn’t the 1st one off the side line.

  • SCHoosier

    Sounds like a “selfie” move to me. Wants the starting job handed to him..coaches aren’t considering that…leaves IU without a backup..which means no running from the QB.. Sudfeld is the better passer and pro prospect. Tre was popular with the players..not sure what divisions that might cause. In general..this news suks.

  • SCHoosier

    If MaX commits himself to getting stronger..working the boards and playing respectable D..no way you are going to keep a shooter with his touch on the bench…he will get some serious minutes IMO.

  • dontfiretomcrean

    that shot. i…i…i need moment to collect myself. it’s…it’s so beautiful…

  • Bryce Kepner

    Apart from Sudfield, IU has 5 quarterbacks on their roster, so we will definitely have a backup

  • Corey M

    Diamont is actually a really good runner..

  • kaponya44

    Depth suddenly becomes an Issue but there is much to gain from this if Nate stays healthy all season.

  • Snookafly

    LOL. No kidding.

  • SCHoosier

    Something tells me ‘ol Max won’t have to be told that. Maybe its the 6 shooter on his hip or the smell of powder in the gyms where he plays?:)

  • inLinE6

    The kid should’ve been rated higher. At 6-8 (possibly still growing), can shoot and move like that, should be ranked in the top 150 to say the least.

  • marcusgresham

    The offense will be fine–Sudfeld has a cannon.
    The question still is, can anyone execute a tackle? I think there’s hope because of how many extremely young guys were playing on the defense last year, but after watching a year of IU’s defense and the Cowboys’ defense I don’t know if I’ve seen a team forced to punt.

  • HoosierGrampy

    Hoosier Hysteria will set the stage for his crowd indoctrination/acclimation. Everything else will be sweet for him and us fans. 1st big man I’ve seen in a long time actually shoot off the correct foot on left-handed layups. Add 20 lbs and BAM!! He gets serious minutes and becomes a significant contributor. 10 lbs and same results w/o the BAM…lol.

  • Alford Bailey

    Wait, IU has a football team?

  • Outoftheloop

    But only 1 on scholarship after Nate-Diamont, who is good but very slender and needs strength and conditioning. But Diamont came to IU in January and is doing all that he can to prepare.

  • IULore

    This kid is going to be good…

  • ForeverIU

    Fall in love with the *real* football: soccer. LOL. And IU has a bit of a track record there.

  • vanpastorman

    Yeah,they have uniforms and everything. It’s great.

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