Strus carries Chargers to another tourney crown
It would seemingly be difficult for a 6-foot-6 individual to stay hidden.
In John Daniels’ opinion, however, Max Strus has somehow managed to do that.
Daniels, who is in his 11th coaching season at Stagg and 21st overall, unabashedly refers to Strus, a still-growing senior, as the best player he’s ever coached. And the veteran leader insists “it’s not even close.”
“You know you have a Division I athlete when you have one,” Daniels said. “He’s better than some of the guys who have committed to those schools.”
By “those schools,” Daniels was referring to the mid-sized NCAA Division I universities in Illinois, none of which has approached Strus with a scholarship offer. The latter’s decision to eschew AAU basketball for baseball at Stagg has likely kept Strus a relatively unknown commodity to the collegiate basketball world.