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Posted On: 08/3/18 2:31 PM
Watching Max Fiedler play basketball, you notice one thing rather quickly, how fundamental he is.
We could easily call him Mr. Fundamental and I think he’d be okay with it. The 6’10”, 230-pounder is fresh off a big summer with Team M.O.A.M. where he picked up a slew of offers and impressed in front of college coaches with his abilities around the rim.
A 2019 Melbourne forward, Fiedler has nimble feet, passes the ball well and uses his length to his advantage more often than not, down low.
He currently holds offers from West Point, Air Force, William and Mary, Western Carolina, Furman, Presbyterian, Lipscomb, Texas State, Florida Tech, Saint Leo and Flagler.
Fiedler also has interest from Rice, Dartmouth, Cornell, Lehigh, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Princeton and UT Arlington.
He averaged 19.0 PPG, 12.0 RPG and 4.0 APG as a junior for Melbourne. Fiedler discussed his 2017 season and his June with his high school.
“Last season, we played well together and competed against some tough competition,” Fiedler told Prep Hoops. “We had a huge summer. We went to team camps at the University of Florida and Florida Institute of technology. We went 19-0 in those games. I think we will have a great year next year with a lot of our key pieces returning.”
This summer was Fiedler’s first playing on the AAU Circuit.
“I have been playing with Team MOAM only since April. But I really enjoyed my short time playing with this group. All my teammates were terrific. We were all unselfish and did what it took to win. Our team motto is “we not me” and I think our play represented that. I really appreciate all the help coach TJ [Joseph] has provided. He has taught me a lot in a short period of time.”
A hard worker on the court and off of it, Fiedler has a 4.4 GPA and a 1310 on his SAT. He says he takes school very seriously.
In terms of his biggest strengths, he pointed to his passing from the high post and the block, finishing ability with both hands around the basket with jump hooks and up and unders.
Fiedler says he wants to improve his explosiveness, speed and agility.
A late riser in terms of college offers, Fiedler has been getting it done and his value increased plenty this spring and summer between travel ball and team camps. Expect his offers to increase as he’s a rock solid center with a nice mix of interior ability, smarts and tough defense.
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