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IPFW guard Max Landis Signs Deal to Play in Belgium

The sharpshooter from IPFW will continue his basketball career in Belgium.

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For most of the 2015-16 season, Max Landis was arguably the toughest matchup in the Summit League. He was an AP All-American Honorable Mention and forged his way into the IPFW record books in multiple categories, averagine 19.3 points per game and shooting a school-record 45.6 percent on three-point attempts. Thanks to his long-range prowess, Landis was selected to participate in the State Farm 3-Point Championship. On Wednesday, Landis told Zach Hughes of WFFT in Fort Wayne that he signed a deal to play professionally with Crelan Okapi Aalstar of Belgium.

After graduating from IPFW, Landis set his sights on the NBA. Before signing this deal, he had completed workouts with the Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks. He also had a workout scheduled with the Chicago Bulls on Friday. The details of the contract allow him to continue working out for different NBA teams and pursuing his opportunities in hopes of playing in the NBA.

It is unlikely that Landis will get drafted, but a team could take a flyer on him and have him participate in the Summer League. If his NBA aspirations don't pan out, Landis will still be able to use his sharpshooting ability to maintain a good career overseas.