Max Bartels, a 6-foot-7 center from Land O'Lakes, has orally committed to play basketball at Division III Maryville (Tenn.) College. He averaged 4.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks for a Gators team that finished 15-10. As a junior, Bartels contributed 7.3 points and 8.3 rebounds a game for Land O'Lakes.
"Max is a great fit for Maryville College," Fighting Scots coach Randy Lambert said in a news release. "His best basketball is ahead of him and he is a good student with outstanding personal credentials. As a player, he knows how to defend and rebound. With development of his offensive skills, he should be a productive college post player."