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Miami Heat #31
Position: Shooting Guard
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Salary: $1,815,677

Max Strus was born March 28, 1996 is an American professional basketball player for the Miami of the National Basketball Association. He played basketball in college for the Lewis Flyers and the DePaul Blue Devils.

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Max Strus Early life and high school career

Strus was born in Hickory Hills, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Amos Alonzostagg High School, where Strus was a member of the basketball baseball teams. Although he entered his sophomore year at 5-foot-9, he grew by leaps and bounds, reaching 6-foot-6 by the end of high school. As a senior, Strus averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game and was named Regional Player of the Year by The Reporter, All Southwest Suburban Conference, SouthtownStar and All-State Third Team. After receiving only one Division I offer (Chicago State University), Strus committed to playing at Division 2 Lewis University, where his older brother Marty played.

College career


Max Strus began his collegiate basketball career at Lewis University. As a freshman, Strus averaged 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, started 31 games for the Flyers, and was named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) second team. As a sophomore, Max Strus averaged 20.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game-team-highs-and was named a GLVC First Team and National Division II Honorable Mention. Strus also set a school record with 167 free throws and 666 single-season scoring and 52 points (14-for-18 from the field) on November 24, 2015, against Northwood University. After the season, Strus announced that he would be leaving the program in order to play a role in Division I competition. Strus scored 1,078 points in two seasons with Lewis.


After considering offers from Butler, Louisville, Oregon State and Xavier, Strus moved to DePaul to complete his final two seasons of eligibility. After missing a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Strus started his redshirt junior season with the Blue Devils as a starting lineup and led the team with 16.8 points and 81 3-pointers per game (in school). second in history). Strus has scored in double figures in 26 of the 31 games he has played. He declared for the NBA draft 2018, but returned to school in his final season. In his final season, Max Strus averaged 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals, and was named to the All-Big Eastern Conference Second Team. He became the second person to score in a season after former No. 1 overall pick Mark Aguirre scored 705 points and set a single-season record for 3-point attempts (311) and field goal percentage (113). 700-point Blue Devils player. Over two seasons, Strus had 1,226 points (29th in school history), 554 3-pointers attempted (2nd) and 194 3-pointers made (3rd) and finished with a .825 (226-274) ) ranks fifth in free throw percentage).

Professional career

Boston Celtics/Chicago Bulls (2019–2020)

Strus was selected to the Boston Celtics Summer League roster after being unselected in the 2019 NBA Draft. Strus averaged 9.8 points and shot 45 percent from 3-point range for the Boston Celtics. On July 22, 2019, Strus signed a good deal two-way contract with the Miami Heat team. The Boston Celtics declare that they had signed Strus to a standard NBA contract to sign big man Tacko Fall to one of the team’s two two-way rosters On October 13, 2019,. The roster changes put Strus in direct competition with Javent Green for the last spot on the Celtics’ Opening Day roster. He was eventually waived shortly before the regular season began.

Strus signed a deal two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls on October 22, 2019, after being waived by the Celtics. Strus made his NBA debut on November 22, 2019, against the Miami Heat, playing and scoring five points with one rebound in the final five minutes of a 116-108 loss. On December 23, 2019, the Chicago Bulls has announced that Strus suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during an NBA G League game in a 92-85 victory over the Lakeland Magic and Struth’s Windy City Bulls on December 21. Tear and left knee bone contusion. It is expected to be put on hold for about eight to twelve months. Struth finished his rookie season with five points in two NBA games and averaged 18.2 points, 3.2 assists and 5.8 rebounds in 13 G League games.

Miami Heat (2020–present)

On November 30, 2020, Strus signed a training camp contract with the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat converted his contract to a two-way contract at the end of training camp on December 19, 2020. On February 11, 2021, he played against the Rockets and scored 21 points on 5-of-8 3-pointers.

Strus joined the Heat for the NBA Summer League on August 1, 2021, and five days later signed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Miami Heat.