Wizards Pre-Draft Workouts: Suitland’s Bobby Maze Finally Comes Home
On Monday, June 21, Bobby Maze (G, Tennessee, 6′3″, 195) worked out for the Washington Wizards along with Magnum Rolle (F/C, Louisiana Tech, 6’11, 225 lbs.), Samardo Samuels (F, Louisville, 6’9, 260 lbs.), A.J. Ogilvy (C, Vanderbilt, 6’11, 250 lbs.), Solomon Alabi (C, Florida State, 7’1, 251 lbs.) and Devan Downey (G, South Carolina, 5’9, 175 lbs.). Get the run-down on Maze and check out his workout videos below…
When Maze talks, you can really tell he’s from the DMV. Just listen to how he says “area” and “experience.”
- 6’3″ guard, 195 pounds.
- Bobby Maze was born in D.C. and went to Suitland High School.
- Played with Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson on the DC Blue Devils AAU squad.
- Maze says he’s been talking with Durant, Lawson and Michael Beasley about the pro process and intends to go back and give advice to Duke’s Nolan Smith, who is from Upper Marlboro, MD.
- As a H.S. senior, was named honorable mention 2004 All-Met by the Washington Post.
- In his post-Wizards workout interview (video below), Maze talks about the DMV’s basketball hotbed, saying a lot of guys will go up to Georgetown or Maryland to play and that, “sometimes you got NBA players that might not get to play the first game.”
- His nickname is the “Iceman.”
- After Suitland, went to the Patterson prep school in North Carolina.
- Signed with Oklahoma over Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Kansas State and Seton Hall; Maze was the first signing Sooners coach Jeff Capel made after getting the job.
- Was initially sidelined with a broken foot as a freshman, but eventually became the starting PG by the end of the year.
- But after the ’06-07 season, Maze and Capel came to an understanding that Maze would no longer be apart of the program.
- Reports indicate that attitude and practice habits contributed to Maze’s issues in Oklahoma.
- Moved on to Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas where he was a JUCO All-American.
- Was set to go to Maryland after a year at Hutchinson but ended up at the University of Tennessee.
- Maze used to have braids, drawing appearance comparisons to Allen Iverson. He doesn’t have the braids anymore.
- Played two seasons at Tennessee, averaged 9.4 points on 40.4% FG and 3.1 assists in 24.9 minutes per game his senior year.
- Knicks blog, Posting and Toasting, has a good profile on Maze.
- Bobby says teams are telling him to get the long distance, three-point shot down — “Get reps up, become a knock-down shooter.”
- Maze is likely to go undrafted, but could get a Vegas Summer League invite.
- So it seems, home will likely just be a temporary stop in Maze’s basketball career.
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