Max looks like he will be a very good college player. He had a very productive AAU season and received lots of attention. GB doesn't have scholarships available currently for the class of 2022 so I am not sure they were able to pursue him the way they normally would have for a player of his skill level. Also, GB has other local players they were recruiting for 2022 that they might be waiting on.
Seeing a good player go to Valpo is never enjoyable for me as a fan though I hope Max has a great college experience. The way things work in college hoops now he may just end up at GB someday.