In one of the most predictable recruitments in the John Calipari era, Tyrese Maxey committed to Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon.
I WILL BE COMMITTING TO………? pic.twitter.com/RMyeEuaZrw
— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) May 9, 2018
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound point guard from Garland, Texas picked the Cats over Texas, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma State. He shockingly becomes the third player committed to UK in the class of 2019. And while there wasn’t too much suspense in Maxey’s college decision, the drama is when Maxey will attend Kentucky.
Along with Maxey UK has verbal commitments from D.J. Jeffries and Ashton Hagans in the class of 2019. Hagans is widely expected to reclassify to 2018, Jeffries will stay put in 2019, but the jury is still out on Maxey.
Just over a week ago it seemed likely that Maxey would make the jump to 2018, but over the weekend the tide turned back to Maxey staying in his original class.
Sources tell Kentucky Sports Radio that the plan as of today is for Maxey to stay in the class of 2019. He will be eligible for reclassification assuming he finishes two classes, so if there’s a change of plans in the next few months it won’t be an issue for Maxey to make the jump, but as of today consider him a 2019 recruit.
Maxey averaged 22.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists as a junior for South Garland and last summer he put in nearly 17 points per game as a rising junior in the Nike EYBL. So, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear he is off to a hot start again this spring. UK is landing a scoring point guard that can hit outside shots, attack the rim and isn’t selfish with the ball.
In my opinion when it’s all said and done he will be in the conversation as one of Calipari’s best point guards at Kentucky. That’s saying something.
Maxey is ranked No. 14 in Rivals and ESPN, but 247 ranks him as the No. 13 best player in the class of 2019.
How about some highlight videos of Maxey?