Williston PG Max Willman commits to Brown
Williston-Northampton post-grad forward Max Willman has chosen his collegiate home: Brown University. The 6’0 forward from Barnstable, MA, came on the radar of division one coaches very quickly after a huge showing in the college division of the Beantown Classic. There, he led his division in scoring and went on to score seventeen points in seven games at the Tier 1 Labor Day showcase just a few weeks later.
Willman’s scoring didn’t stop there, either. At the East Coast Tournament (conveniently located at Brown), Willman netted a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over the CT Wolfpack while skating for his Springfield Rifles. Just six days later, he decided that he wanted to spend his college career in that same rink (Meehan Auditorium) and will be arriving in the fall of 2014.
Willman is an athletic skater with hockey sense and an evident scoring touch. He’s smooth in transition and pushed the tempo of the play with good pace and work ethic. At Beantown, he brought a consistent effort every shift like he had something to prove and made an impression on us from his first shift.
A plethora of top programs had wanted the former Barnstable (MA-HS) captain, with Providence, Union, West Point and Sacred Heart offering (alongside Brown), though four other Hockey East schools were interested as well as one from the Big Ten and four others from the ECAC and Atlantic. Coach Brendan Whittet’s staff won the sweepstakes and will enjoy Willman’s offensive flair and skillset for the next set of years. Willman had been ranked #12 in our latest refresh of our top twenty uncommitted prospects.