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Miami Heat | #31 | Guard-Forward











6'5" | 215lb | 26 years

Player Bio

Strus was born in 1996 in Hickory Hills, Illinois to John and Debra Strus. Both parents, along with an older brother and older sister, participated in various college sports. His mother was a two-sport star at DePaul and a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame. Strus went to Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Illinois, where he played both basketball and baseball all four years. During his senior season, he went on to average 19 points and nine rebounds. He received a Division I offer from Chicago State University but opted to join Division II Lewis University. You can follow Strus on Instagram (@maxstrus). Max Strus played in four collegiate seasons. He initially starred for two seasons with the Lewis University Flyers before transferring to DePaul and playing for the Blue Demons for his final two collegiate campaigns. As a sophomore at Lewis, Strus averaged 20.2 points and 8.4 boards per contest, which led to first team All-GLVC and Honorable Mention Division II All-American honors. With DePaul, he was a starter in all of the 66 games in which he appeared. In his senior season, he averaged 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 made threes per contest. Strus also led the Big East in minutes played (1,309). That ruggedness and production led to Struss being named to the All-Big East 2nd Team.