Posted On: 04/12/18 5:00 AM
Another Duax is making his mark on Iowa high school hoops, and it’s 6-foot-1 combo-guard Max Duax’s turn to try and follow in his brothers’ footsteps.
He’s already grown quite a bit since last summer, and could see his game grow considerably, too, as he approaches his senior season at Hempstead.
“I think for sure this season I was strictly a catch-and-shoot guy. But I can handle the ball pretty well and knock down the open 3. Next year, I’m hoping to expand my game to more than just a catch-and-shoot player,” said Duax who reflected on his junior season a bit
“We had a really successful year, and with Keith (Johnson) and Lucas (Duax) doing most of the scoring, I played a catch-and-shoot role which I thought I played pretty well.”
After averaging 6.8 points as a junior, Duax will be the leading returning scorer for the Mustangs next season. He’s looking forward to a much-increased role.
“Next year, I’m hoping I can get in the weight-room, get a bit stronger so I can focus on more on an all-around game rather than just shooting,” said Duax. “Being a returning starter will give me confidence to lead the team a little bit more.”
Before his senior season, he’ll play a spring and summer with Martin Brothers 17U, one of the best teams in the Midwest.
“With those guys, I’ll probably start as a role player and I’ll be the eighth or ninth player; but it’ll be pretty fun, though,” said Duax.
And with college coaches sure to be around the Martin Brothers plenty this summer, Duax is hoping to see a spike in his recruitment.
“Nothing really serious quite yet for recruitment. I’ve gotten to know the Platteville coach and the Oshkosh coach, from having my older brothers play there. But nothing really serious yet,” said Duax.
“I’m hoping I can get interest from some D3 coaches, and maybe even Upper Iowa and some other smaller D2s.”
Max Duax is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 100 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.