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Meet redshirt senior Max Hooper of Oakland University (Michigan, not California). First off, incredible name. You don’t stock shelves at the local Piggly Wiggly with a name like Max Hooper. Max Hooper is dribbling a basketball before he takes his first steps. Max Hooper’s dad doesn’t let him in for dinner until he’s done shooting five-hundred free throws on a rusted backboard above the garage. If that buzzcut on such a goofy egg head doesn’t scream coach’s son, I don’t know what does. Max Hooper’s life is ball, and ball is Max Hooper’s life.
So why should you care about this 6’6″ St. John’s transfer other than his absurdly appropriate name? Well, just take a look at his unbelievable game log.
Oakland's Max Hooper has the greatest stat line in the history of basketball. He's shooting 38 of 86 this season – all three-pointers.
— Percy Allen (@percyallen) December 19, 2015
That’s right — not only has our boy Hooper here not made a field goal inside the arc, he hasn’t even attempted one all season. Kid isn’t warming the bench, either. He’s getting major minutes and flat out refusing to go inside the 3-point line. It’s virtually impossible to play this much and not have a transition bucket or put back for two unless he was actively avoiding doing so. He’s living out every intramural hero’s dream of running from three point line to three point line and firing up nothing but treys at the D-I level.
What he’s done so far is fucking commendable, but if he’s somehow able pull off this feat through the entire season, it’ll be downright legendary. Ball’s in your court now, Max..
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