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Alumni Report: Maxwell showing off shooting touch at Indiana Wesleyan

Playing twice in 24 hours was no problem for JB Hoops and Abington Heights graduate Evan Maxwell.

Maxwell shot a combined 16-for-21 from the floor Friday night and Saturday afternoon while leading Indiana Wesleyan University to a pair of victories on a road trip to Ohio.

The 6-foot-10 junior forward had his second double-double of the season Friday night when he scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an 85-75 win over Ohio Christian.

Maxwell hit seven of eight shots Saturday when he had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in a 94-91 win over Cincinnati Christian.

This is Maxwell’s first season at Indiana Wesleyan, which is 11-2 and ranked fourth among National Association of Interscholastic Athletics Division II teams. It has won 126 games and two national titles while making it to at least the national quarterfinals the last four years.

Maxwell is at his third college. He played two years at NCAA Division I Liberty University where he shot 63.6 percent from the floor while averaging 10.0 points and 4.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

After transferring to the University of Kansas, Maxwell never played a game with the Jayhawks. He was practicing with the team as a redshirt, which was mandated by the transfer, when he chose to leave Kansas.

Maxwell’s best game this season came when he had 24 points and 19 rebounds in a 116-70 rout of Miami-Hamilton.

Maxwell leads Indiana Wesleyan in rebounds at 6.5 per game and is ranked among the nation’s most accurate NAIA Division II shooters while scoring 14.7 per game. He is shooting 78-for-131 (59.5 percent) from the floor, 9-for-15 (60.0) on 3-pointers and 26-for-42 (61.9) on free throws.

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