Prospect Spotlight: Max Wilcox (2019)

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Iowa

Posted On: 05/24/18 2:30 PM

After a breakout junior season with the Danville Bears, Max Wilcox carried that momentum into his offseason with Iowa Pump ‘N Run,

The 5-foot-8 combo-guard has thrived this offseason while playing competition from all over the country. Already a top-notch scorer, Wilcox has been working hard to diversify his skills-set.

“Over the past year, I’ve really focused on becoming a better defender, point guard and a floor general, more than just a scorer and offensive threat. And I want to be a guy any coach can trust with the ball in crunch time,” said Wilcox.

He averaged 19.6 points per game as a junior with Danville, and did so from a relatively efficient 48 percent field goal shooting.

“I had a pretty decent junior year. Next year, I’d like to shoot the ball a bit better, score more and ultimately get to state,” said Wilcox.

“I’m going to do everything for Danville this coming year offensively, and defensively, too, as we lost some bigs.”

But before he embarks on his senior season with the Bears, he’s got a big July ahead with Iowa Pump ‘N Run’s top 17U unit. He’s eager to get back out on the road with his team after the June break.

“I  love playing for Iowa Pump N Run, Duez (Henderson) always pushes me to be my best and wants me to improve, and has definitely helped me,”  said Wilcox. “I really like playing in the big venues where you are always pushed to be your best and you are playing against the top guys in the nation.”

Right now, it’s D3 interest coming in for Wilcox, he’s hoping to expand that recruitment come summertime.

“I haven’t had any offers yet, and I have some D3 schools looking at me. But my dream is to play the highest level of basketball I can in college,” said Wilcox. “So I would love to get D2 and even D1 looks by the end of the summer.”

Max Wilcox is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 120 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.