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John Calipari Watched Five-Star 2019 Texas Point Guard

John Calipari and Tony Barbee spent their Friday night scouting one of the best junior point guards in America.  They did not leave disappointed.

Before going to College Station, Cal and Barbee went to Garland, Texas to watch Tyrese Maxey, the No. 2 point guard in the 2019 class, knock down seven three-pointers en route to a district championship.  Maxey finished the game with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.

Considered the No. 13 player overall, Maxey became the first point guard in the 2019 class to receive a UK offer after he visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness.  Despite the offer, SMU took the lead in Maxey’s 247 Crystal Ball after the Mustangs hired his father to be an assistant coach this summer.

Article written by Nick Roush

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16 responses to “John Calipari Watched Five-Star 2019 Texas Point Guard”

  1. crazycatfan65

    SMU will be his choice. I don’t see the need to waste time and money recruiting a kid that is going to end up playing for his dad. The only reason they hired his dad was to get him to play for them. The NCAA needs to stop this kind of hiring practices.

    1. 1UKFAN6

      Crazycatfan65 I totally agree because it’s basically like they are paying the father just to pay the son and get by with it. This shouldn’t be allowed at all unless the father was already part of the coaching staff before their son was a big time recruit.

    2. timewilltell

      Totally agree!

  2. Blublood41

    I dont understand how thats not been ruled illegal. Thats the onky the porters ended up at mizzou or the lawsons at memphis. Its ridiculous.

    1. IAmTheDanger

      I think the idiots of the ncaa spin this big wheel in Indianapolis and see if it lands on legal or illegal. 20 years of student athletes attending a made up class (legal)…college teams hiring the father’s of top prospects in order to gain a commitment (legal)….coaches accidentally bumping into a recruit in the hallway and saying hello (ILLEGAL)!!!!!

  3. runningunnin.454

    Payola through the back door.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yup, even if it’s not under the table, it’s probably a lot more than he made before.

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Get a vintage Kentucky Colonels championship shirt here!

    No, I don’t have an interest in this. It’s just that I see a lot of folks on here who, like me, wish the Colonels had become an NBA team.

  5. luke_emberton

    does he pass the ball? can he knock down a free throw or a 3 point shot?

    1. Cmart0907

      Can you read? Clearly says he hit seven three pointers.

    2. callitlikeiseeit

      Cmart—–plus said he had 8 assist so I am guessing luke can’t read. Is hooked on phonics still around, I suggest luke look into them as you can’t just look at the pics {in this case video} your entire life?

  6. BigBlueNationDude

    If Duke is recruiting him just give up.

    1. IAmTheDanger

      If they reel in EJ Montgomery this year, I definitely give up. I’ll pay him…not to come to UK but just not to go to pUKe.

  7. shelby

    I’ve long felt hiring a family member is nothing more than a way to skirt the rules regarding pay for play.

  8. chris43

    Hired his father as an assistant coach?!? Why even waste the time?!? Heck seems like we need to add a few more assistants! Seems the NCAA is cool with it!

  9. Saul T. Nuts

    hmm, am I wrong, or did it look like he wasn’t very fast and he can’t jump?