Time to take our hats off to another wonderful young man who will get to live out his dream of playing college basketball. Reinier Strobos of New Braunfels Canyon has committed to play for one of our nation’s most prestigious universities, M.I.T. Located in Cambridge, MA. The school is renowned world wide for it’s Science & Engineering programs. The Engineers play in the New England League, one of the most competitive D3 programs in the country.
Strobos, at 6’8″ is athletic and skilled. Suiting up for the Texas D1 Ambassadors this past spring and summer he showed great early potential but then was saddled all late spring/summer long with nagging hamstring problems. He tried everything, from rest to rehab and even a visit to the “witch doctor” but nothing seemed to help. I got a chance to catch him in a high school game about a week ago and he looks healthy and played great. Looks like he’s put on about 15 pounds of muscle, was going to the basket with a new confidence and is able to hit face up shots out to the three point arc.
Congratulations to the Strobos Family. Both of Reinier’s parents hold doctorate degrees, so education is a family pursuit. M.I.T. is getting a great student, a very good basketball player and an even better person. It was a pleausre to coach him the few opportunities we had.-Coach Max Ivany