Crediting Practice & Repetition, ORU Sharpshooting Sophomore Lights It Up From 3


Thursday, January 7th 2021, 10:35 pm
By: Daniel Hawk


TULSA, Okla. -

ORU guard Max Abmas has been lighting it up for the Golden Eagles so this season as the sophomore is averaging nearly 22 points per game,15th best in the country.

Every day, the sharpshooter Max Abmas spends a couple of hours before and after practicing sinking three-pointers, repetition that have carried over into games.

"The repetition becomes muscle memory and ultimately I have complete confidence in my game and my shot. When I shoot out there, it’s like shooting in practice,” Abmas said.

That work ethic hasn't gone unnoticed by Head Coach Paul Mills, who's given him the nickname Mr. Fearless when the ball is in his hands.

"If you go back and look of the guys that shot threes last year, he was second amongst the freshman. First was first pick in the NBA draft with Anthony Edwards and Max was number two at making threes for freshman,” Mills said.

He is ranked 10th nationally in three-pointers made but getting to that level didn't come easy. Abmas has become the ultimate gym rat to hone his craft.

"Depending on the drill I make three in a row and five from the same spot. I may do 10 in a row from a 5 spot if I miss a couple, I have to go back so just a few things to get a rhythm and stay consistent,” Abmas said.