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Tyrese Maxey’s father no longer on staff at SMU


Just one day after 2019 five-star guard Tyrese Maxey talked about reclassifying to the class of 2018, yet another massive update has been announced in terms of his recruitment.

According to Jon Rothstein, Tyrese’s father, Tyrone, is officially no longer part of the SMU coaching staff.

Tyrone Maxey has been on the SMU staff since August of 2017, and ever since, the Mustangs have been seen as the favorite in his son’s recruitment.

That is until John Calipari and company came along.

“That is a possibility. That’s still an option,” Maxey told SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker about a potential reclassification. “Me and Coach Cal have talked about it multiple times. He’s just saying it would be a great opportunity for me to be a part of this special team that he’s building.”

Tucker also interviewed Maxey’s mentor and advisor Jabari Johnson, who said he is “99-percent” certain Maxey will stay in the class of 2019, but he’ll know more about the situation this weekend.

“Even if it is a possibility, I’m almost certain it’s a small one,” he said. “You never know with these kids, but we’re definitely getting ready to have a conversation this weekend. He’s going to be with me this weekend.”

According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, Calipari will be in Texas to have an in-home visit with Maxey this weekend.

Calipari has already gotten the No. 1 point guard in 2019 to commit and (likely) reclassify to 2018. Following this news, it’s possible he gets the No. 2 point guard to reclassify and commit, as well.

This is a game changer, folks.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 responses to “Tyrese Maxey’s father no longer on staff at SMU”

  1. Cokely53

    Everyone on KSR keeps calling him a PG but that picture clearly says SG. Anyone consider Cal isn’t recruiting him to be a PG but a SG which we will likely have a spot open for once Hami declares? Herro, Baker and if you want to throw him in Quade are there now but I’m sure this kid believes he could beat them out. Or like a lot of people have been saying, go a guard heavy line up

  2. Cletis75

    Run 3 guard lineup. 1 pg/2 sg or vice versa, with a power forward and center or 2 power forwards. We could play an up tempo pressing/trapping style defense with an up tempo offense and just wear teams out with fresh bodies. You can press teams to death and not worry about foul trouble or being tired because of a very deep guard roster. Be awesome to hang 100 points a night while continuing to dial up the pressure all game long. That’s what I thought we would be after Cal got situated here to begin with.

    1. jaws2

      EVERY year the same gets said about up tempo pressing, trapping, yada, yada, yada, and we walk the ball up the court and practically never press. We should be burying some of the teams we play by doing so and never get it done. It’s been a perplexing issue every year. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    2. TBW3011

      When NBA teams start pressing then Cal will press. Focus #1A is and always has been preparing players for the NBA. 1B is what’s best for the team. Cal wants to win and hates losing, but not as much as he wants lottery picks and hates not having them.

    3. Jiminy Crickets

      Cal kinda molds his teams depending on personnel, but they usually end the season playing almost exactly the same. Slower, paced tempo on offense, and all offense goes thru the PF. But for most of the season, they rush the ball up court on a rebound, only to pull out to top of key and go isolation with a short shot clock. On defense he will talk press, and how fast we are but will stay in a half court m2m, were the PG walks up the court the opposing guard. If we didn’t press with wall/Bledsoe, knight/lamb, Teague/lamb, Ulis/Murray, and fox/monk, all super fast guards with a dominant shot blocker behind them, we won’t with this roster either.

      I’m not talking bad, or saying anything negative. It’s one of the biggest myths. When at Memphis he played a lot of trapping defense, and used the DDMO, while running a fast paced offense. Since he’s been here, we’ve talked about doing the same every year, but he no longer runs that offense

    4. Cletis75

      Jaws, Cal plays to his team’s strengths. We have never had the depth that this team could possibly have. With the amount of shooters this team could end up with it could dictate a change in the way we play. The 2014 team would be the closest to what we may end up with. If we don’t press we could definitely turn up the pressure in the half court like that team and still physically and mentally wear teams out.

    5. ukcamel

      TBW that is true to an extent, but you can’t divorce the getting players drafted from the winning. Cal getting players drafted is why he gets more great players and the cycle continues. If he sold out and just focused on winning one year, with no concern for the players’ futures, maybe we win a few more games and get a little further in the tournament, but the faucet of 5* players cuts off.

  3. Alleykat16

    Up tempo style ball starts with defensive rebounds and we kinda lost that battle at times last year until Vando was able to play with what we got coming back and coming in we should improve with that. And get back to running again.

  4. satcheluk

    Cal does not press. Time to get it through your thick skulls and quit opining for something that’s not going to happen.