Groebe Shoots For A-10

Max Groebe had a couple of Ivy League schools giving chase, but at the end of the day, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior from Miami decided to play for a coach whose specialty who knocking down shots back in the day.

With a couple more visits still on the horizon, Max Groebe didn't see the reason to go any further with the process.

``I love the Mullins Center and Coach (Travis) Ford was a shooter when he played in college and he'll help me develop," the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Groebe said after committing to UMass.

``I want to play for a coach who knows how to get shooters shots and that's a system I want to play in," Groebe continued.

Groebe had already visited Penn and UMass (Sept. 29) – and was set to head to Richmond, South Florida and Princeton.

``UMass just felt right," he added. "I just fit in completely."

Groebe is not just a big-time student with Ivy League schools taking chase, but he's also a terrific outside shooter. That fits the description of exactly what Ford and the Minutemen staff is looking for.

``They brought in Matt Glass – he's 6-7 and can shoot it," Groebe said. "They are trying to bring in some guys who can shoot the ball and spread the floor for Tiki (Mayben) and Chris Lowe."

Groebe, whose father is from Germany and mother is from Peru, attended Chaminade High (Fla.) and played alongside Edward Rios (Miami) last season, but is back at Dr. Krop for his senior campaign.

Groebe played for the under-18 German team two summers ago and is hoping to play for the country's under-20 squad in the future.

He also said that the school's sports management program, ranked as one of the best in the country, was a major factor in his decision.

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