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Posted On: 11/9/17 5:00 AM
After spending his summer fighting off some nagging injuries, Cedar Rapids Washington 6-foot-8 power forward Max Campbell has some things to prove this winter.
With decent size and a nice midrange game, Campbell is certainly a college basketball prospect, and he’s seen some small school interest come his way of late.
Right now, he’s thinking JuCo might be the route to take at the next level.
“I’ve been getting a lot of letters from schools, and the only school I’ve been in constant contact with is Wartburg. I’m starting to reach out to some JuCos a little bit, and that’s where my recruitment stands right now,” said Campbell.
“I like the JuCo idea because I missed a lot of my summer and was injured when I could have been playing a lot and working on my game. So I think a year or two to get back and develop and add some weight would benefit me.”
Though Campbell was fighting through some nagging injuries, he played a lot of the offseason with Team Iowa 17U, and was able to hone in on some certain areas of his game.
“What I’ve improved on most is just getting more fluid with my movement and being more agile and quick,” said Campbell. “Shooting-wise, I’ve been working really hard on correcting my form and making sure the follow-through is right.”
Now, with his senior season getting ready to start, Campbell says this year’s version of Cedar Rapids Washington will be more prepared to win games that they may have struggled with last year.
“Last year, we lost a lot of close games and got blown out at times, which happens with young teams. But we bring almost everyone back, and the experience of getting thrown in the fire last year will help us a lot,” said Campbell.
“And we had a really good summer, too. So I think this year, we’ll be able to win those close games.”