Meet Max Hoetzel, IU's second commit in its 2014 class. He was a relatively unknown recruit on Indiana's list.
Tom Crean noticed him when he was recruiting Hoetzel's teammate Goodluck Okonoboh. As more and more of IU's targets decided on other places, clearly Hoetzel became a real option for Crean.
Hoetzel received a scholarship offer on October 22, visited Bloomington last Sunday and committed during the trip. He chose Indiana over Connecticut, St. John’s and Florida.
Hoetzel isn't a great athlete, but what sets him apart is his shooting. He's a legit threat from the outside. Crean loves having shooters on his team (remember Matt Roth and Jordan Hulls?), and Hoetzel can be that type of scorer.
Another positive attribute is his height. His 6'7" frame allows him to shoot easily over most defenders.
Is Hoetzel the dynamic player Crean was hoping to add from the 2014 group of potential recruits? No, but he's a solid addition to the roster nonetheless.