Video: Tyrese Maxey Ultimate HighlightsPoint guard led South Garland to 36-4 season in 2017-18.
Five-star guard Tyrese Maxey
of South Garland (Garland, Texas)
committed to Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon, giving the Wildcats their
third elite prospect in the Class of 2019 early on in the recruiting
cycle.Evan Daniels of 247Sports
broke the news on Maxey's decision to head to Lexington.
averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game
as a junior at South Garland, leading the Colonels to a 36-4 record and
the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament.
everything he could for South Garland in a season-ending loss to
Tompkins (Katy), scoring 46 points and grabbing five rebounds.
Kentucky also has Class of 2019 commitments from fellow five-star point guard Ashton Hagans
of Newton (Covington, Ga.)
and four-star forward DJ Jeffries
of Olive Branch (Miss.)
. The Wildcats also landed elite Class of 2018 forward E.J. Montgomery
has been plenty written on the possibility of both Hagans and Maxey
reclassifying and joining Kentucky this fall. While that remains a
possibility for Hagans, Daniels reported that Maxey intends to remain in
the rising senior class.
Maxey has played on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring for both Drive Nation and Houston Hoops.