Jump to content
ORU Sports

Max in the new year


Keenan Henderson
 Share

Recommended Posts

On 4/25/2022 at 9:36 AM, GoldenEagleFan said:

There is no way Max did not enter the draft. My guess is he just did not publicly announce his entry as he did last year. I wonder if the NBA puts out an official list or makes it known to the public?

 

Exactly right!  Good call Golden Eagle Fan.

Just some thoughts: last year when Max entered it was big news, even posted on the ESPN web page but this year not even ORU's brightest fans knew about it.  As mentioned before Max has gone way down on the draft boards and would be blessed to be drafted in the 4th or 5th round (which of course ends at the second round).  If he enters for good it would be a big surprise but stranger things have happened.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Only four of the 283 players (including Max) are under 6 foot tall.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Keenan Henderson said:

…but this year not even ORU's brightest fans knew about it.

Wrong. 🙂

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wrong about you knowing about it - or about being one of ORU’s brightest fans?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Right OT, you and Golden Eagle Fan thought Max would enter the draft, even though there was no announcement from him.  Just seems a little odd it was kept so quiet. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For me it just wouldn’t make sense to enter the draft in 2021 and not enter it in 2022. I wish I was “in the know”!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TheEagleman Loves the "PROTECT THE MABEE" shirt......😎

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/28/2022 at 12:39 PM, ORUTerry said:

Wrong about you knowing about it - or about being one of ORU’s brightest fans?

Correct. 😁

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So if Max tries out for the G League is he eligible to come back to ORU?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I understand it, as long as he doesn’t hire an agent or sign a contract, he maintains his eligibility. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Terry. Maybe he comes back but it would be great for him if he makes it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not 100% if I have this right but it appears that Max has signed with an agent. The person (joshbeauregardbell) who created this post that max added to his Instagram story says in his profile he is an agent with octagon. Hope I’m misunderstanding it.E7A18803-63B7-42BE-B349-05BCC5E059B8.thumb.png.b5af0bd269385f79d9ce34006403a733.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Max can sign an agent to handle his NIL deals and keep his eligibility. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Terry is correct. These guys have been representing Max since last year.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It basically comes down to does Max want to return for his senior year and have a chance to go back to the NCAA tournament and of course graduate.  Or take option B of playing in the G league.  The draft or making an NBA team is off the table.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm curious how many on this board believe that Max will be back next year?  I, for one, don't see that happening.  I guess we won't know until June 1, but I think either way, this team is stacked with some really nice pieces!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think he is coming back. Participating in the NBA draft process is helpful to him; it allows him to know what skills he needs to hone and what his competition is at that level. It is also good for ORU to have players in that process. 

And I am an eternal optimist… but if he leaves, I would totally understand and support him. 
 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, ORUTerry said:

I think he is coming back. Participating in the NBA draft process is helpful to him; it allows him to know what skills he needs to hone and what his competition is at that level. It is also good for ORU to have players in that process. 

And I am an eternal optimist… but if he leaves, I would totally understand and support him. 
 

 

Totally agree.  I think Max leaving last year was a much greater risk than it is now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Keenan Henderson said:

It basically comes down to does Max want to return for his senior year and have a chance to go back to the NCAA tournament and of course graduate.  Or take option B of playing in the G league.  The draft or making an NBA team is off the table.

He will probably take a pay cut in the G League i would think but may just be ready to get it started. 

Of course he can go overseas and make $200k to $300k a year. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At this point, I doubt he leaves. Two months ago I would have bet my house that he'd enter the transfer portal and be gone, but at this point I'd make the same wager that he's in a Golden Eagle uniform in November. I just don't think he'll be able to garner the same interest he did last year, unfortunately. Hopefully he proves me wrong. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...