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TYRESE MAXEY IS A CAT


In one of the most predictable recruitments in the John Calipari era, Tyrese Maxey committed to Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon.

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?

Article written by TJ Walker

21 responses to “TYRESE MAXEY IS A CAT”

  1. bigbluebanana

    Come on down!

  2. ClutchCargo

    Great get! Now I’m kinda hoping he will stay 2019 so as to maximize his impact.

  3. Ridge Runner

    Welcome aboard Ty!!!

    1. catman27

      Welcome! BBN is VERY excited!!?????

  4. IAmTheDanger

    Woooo Hoooo!!

  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Woo-hoo! I see he apparently plays for the Colonels. Maybe the Ville will get the Colonels again and he can play for them when he goes to the league.

    Welcome aboard young man!

    CATS!!!

  6. bigbluebanana

    Also, really dug his video!

    1. Ridge Runner

      I hear ya & even Grandma rockin UK Blue sitting in her wheelchair.

  7. Biglaw Dawgin'

    That video was dope. Especially the last 30 secs with the drake song.

  8. CKTermy23

    He rocking Kentucky Blue on dem hoes!!!!

  9. ngreen4

    According to the d1circuit article, he isn’t reclassifying.

  10. Kat4Life

    I love this kid…….reminds me of Brandon Knight more than anyone else I can think of……He will become a fan favorite and a star on day 1……..

    1. Basteballer

      He looks like a cross between Brandon Knight and Hamidou Diallo.

  11. ukgags86

    Loved the video! Seemed like a unique way to declare versus the standard high school cafeteria table with hats laid out, and a couple of school officials giving opening remarks.

  12. CKTermy23

    If he stays in 2019 class it substantially increases UK’s Chances of landing James Wiseman. Maybe even Vernon Curry Jr

  13. mikeintn

    Great get, welcome Tyrese.

  14. TheBigjMan55

    That was legit

  15. (Aixelsyd)0505

    Loving this kids personality!!! Ain’t seen that kinda creativity since WA11

  16. ukcats1776.90

    I really don’t think it’s good for these kids to skip a year of high school.

    1. BBNDan7

      Why? Many have and had good years in college

  17. NashvilleCat92

    As soon as I heard that beat I knew! Great announcement video. Gonna look good in that Kentucky Blue!