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ALUMNI REPORT: Maxwell brothers to reunite

Abington Heights graduate and JB Hoops alum Seth Maxwell has committed to join his older brother, Evan Maxwell, one of the leaders of Indiana Wesleyan University’s national championship season.

Seth Maxwell spent the 2017-18 school year at The Hill School where the 7-foot center helped the Pottstown-based school to its second state prep school title and a 19-7 record. He had 14 points in a 68-50 victory over the Haverford School in the state final.

While Seth was further preparing for his college career, Evan, a junior who has playing his first season at Indiana Wesleyan after transferring from Kansas University, earned National Association Intercollegiate Athletic All-America Honorable Mention honors for his role in the NAIA Division II national title. He was also an all-tournament choice at nationals.

Evan Maxwell averaged 17.5 points 6.7 rebounds. The All-Crossroads League second-team all-star shot 58.0 percent from the floor and 48.9 percent from the line.

“Evan’s growth this season was remarkable,” Indiana Wesleyan coach Greg Tonagel said in a story on the school website. “He came from Kansas University with no ego and was willing to be coached. As a result, a guy who started the season coming off the bench ended up as one of the most dominant players over five games at the national tournament.”

Seth Maxwell helped Abington Heights to the 2017 state Class 5A semifinal as a senior. He had 23 points in the semifinal loss to eventual state champion Archbishop Wood from Philadelphia, then earned game Most Valuable Player honors in the Lackawanna League Senior All-Star Game.

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