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13   Max Groebe
Max Groebe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Miami Beach, Fla.

High School:
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Position:
G


FORD ON GROEBE: "Max is a phenomenal catch-and-shoot ball player with great range. He has spent an enormous amount of time in the gym to make himself a better player. He has got to work on his ball-handling skills and his defense. But again, the way that he approaches the game, he is going to find time just because of the way he shoots it. I'm really excited about Max. I like the fact that he is a big guard who can really shoot the basketball and score. He is very athletic which allows him to play great defense. The greatest thing about Max is the type of person he is. He is a 4.0 student who is committed not only on the court but off the court as well. He's going to be a great addition to our basketball team."

2007-08 UPDATE:
• Freshman sharp-shooter who has played in 19 games as a reserve.
• Missed the last six games of the season due to a death in his family.
• Averaging 2.1 points playing 5.5 minutes per game, making 10 3-pointers.
• Made 8 of last 12 shots including 6-of-9 from 3-pointers.
• Hit a 3-pointer in four minutes against #23/22 Xavier (1/27).
• Made seven of 10 shots from the field with 5-of-7 from 3-pointers, over three games (Dec. 22-Jan. 2).
• Nailed a key first-half 3-pointer vs. Houston (1/2).
• Hit both shots for five points in win over Boston University (12/29).
• Career-best 11 points in just 10 minutes in win over Central Connecticut (12/22). Made 3-of-4 from 3-point range.
• Hit a 3-pointer at IUPUI (12/1) and in win over Wis.-Green Bay (11/17).
• Played 15 minutes in win vs. Northern Illinois (11/10), scoring five points making two field goals.
• Made college debut vs. Cal Poly (11/9) and had first career 3-pointer.

BEFORE UMASS: Played high school basketball at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami, Florida for Marcos "Shaky" Rodriguez ... Krop is ranked as one of the top 50 programs in the nation Lightning went 56-9 in his two seasons at Krop ... As a senior was a McDonald's All-American nominee ... Played in the Florida All-Star Game ... First-team All-Miami Dade ... Miami Broward All-Star ... Averaged 22.3 points as a senior along with 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game ... Set the school record for most 3-pointers in a game with nine ... Scored more than 1,000 points in his high school career ... Finished among the top five in scoring at Krop in just two seasons ... Averaged 19 points as a junior ... Named to All-Broward Team as a junior ... Transferred from Chaminade-Madonna High School, where he played in 2005 after beginning his prep career at Krop ... Averaged 18 points per game as a sophomore ... Named Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Member of the German national team ... Played AAU basketball for legendary coach Shaky Rodriguez with Miami Tropics ... Chose UMass over Georgetown, Princeton, Penn, Virginia Commonwealth and George Washington ... Also played volleyball in high school

PERSONAL: Maximilian Groebe ... Born October 9, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Son of Helmut and Nancy Groebe ... Brother of Philipp (16) ... Born in Brazil, but raised in Germany before moving to the United States ... Graduated from high school Cum Laude ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Majoring in Sports Management.


Groebe's CAREER STATISTICS
Year	GP	GS	Min	Avg	FG	FGA	Pct	3FG	FGA	Pct	FT	FTA	Pct	Off	Def	Tot	Avg	PF	FO	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
2007-08	19	0	104	5.5	14	35	.400	10	28	.357	1	2	.500	2	4	6	0.3	7	0	6	3	1	3	39	2.1
TOTAL	19	0	104	5.5	14	35	.400	10	28	.357	1	2	.500	2	4	6	0.3	7	0	6	3	1	3	39	2.1

Groebe's Career Highs: Category # Opponent, Date Points 11 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 Field Goals 4 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 Field Goals Att. 6 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 6 vs. Northern Illinois, 11/10/07 3-Point FGs 3 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 3-Point FG Att. 4 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 4 vs. Northern Illinois, 11/10/07 4 at Northern Iowa, 11/11/07 Free Throws 1 vs. Northern Illinois, 11/10/07 Free Throw Att. 2 vs. Northern Illinois, 11/10/07 Rebounds 2 Houston, 1/2/08 2 Central Connecticut, 12/22/07 Assists 2 vs. Cal Poly, 11/9/07 2 Yale, 11/14/07 Blocks 1 at IUPUI, 12/1/07 Steals 1 vs. Northern Illinois, 11/10/07 1 at Northern Iowa, 11/14/07 1 at Syracuse, 11/28/07 Minutes 16 at Northern Iowa, 11/14/07


Groebe's Miscellaneous Statistics Catergory 07-08 Car. Last Time... Double-Figure Scoring 1 1 Cent. Conn, 12/22/07 20-plus points 0 0 5-plus assists 0 0 5-plus rebounds 0 0 Double-Double 0 0

A FEW MINUTES WITH MAX
Nickname: "Vato"
Major (Why?): Sport Management, I want to do something with sports
Favorite Musical Artist: Brisco 305
Favorite Sports Movie: Space Jam
Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: Duke at Miami (Fla.)
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy and Pick Up Artist
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Dick Vitale and Marv Albert
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Miami Heat
Favorite Athletes: Michael Jordan, Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Schumacher
Childhood Idol: My dad and Superman
Team I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: Duke, Miami (Fla.), USC
Best Player I Ever Faced: Tim Hardaway, O.J. Mayo
Toughest Place I Ever Played: Miami Northwestern High School
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Dime or Slam
Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Michael Jordan
Person I'd Like To Have Dinner With: My mom and Jessica Alba
My Most Prized Possession: My high school game shorts
My First Memory of Basketball: Winning the park league championship
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I love the number 13
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Football
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My father
Pre-game Rituals: Tape over socks, Pray, German juice over body
Best Advice From a Coach: Its never too late to be who you want to be
Most People Don't Know This But: I attended four high schools
Place I'd Like to Visit: Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where I was born
One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: Dancing
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: My ability to get out of tough scenarios
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Buy an NBA Franchise and play on a team

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