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Tyrese Maxey actually committed to Kentucky almost three weeks ago


The news is finally official: Tyrese Maxey will be a Kentucky Wildcat in the fall of 2019.

Kentucky has been the favorite for the five-star point guard throughout the spring; in fact, Maxey admitted on his USA Today High School Sports blog that he actually committed to Kentucky almost three weeks ago before the first live period of the EYBL circuit.

Kentucky has been my dream school ever since I can remember. I’ve wanted to play for Coach Cal since I saw him coach Derrick Rose. He does a great job of coaching guards and getting them to the next level. It’s a dream come true.

Man I can’t tell y’all how glad I am to have this secret out. The reality is that I committed before the first live period a couple of weeks ago.

Maxey said he called Calipari late one night to tell him, but Cal was asleep, so he got a call back the next morning.

I was sitting around with my parents late one night at my house and I told me them, “I’m ready to do this!” So I called Coach Cal and he was sleep. Haha!

So he called me early the next morning when I was at school and asked me, “Are you ready to do this?”

Awesome. Maxey confirmed he will stay in the 2019 class because he wants to enjoy his senior year of high school, a decision that especially makes sense given Kentucky’s loaded backcourt this fall. Also, he filmed his commitment video the other day and his sister almost gave it away when she kept her Kentucky shirt on when she went to McDonalds. LOL.

Do yourself a favor and go read Maxey’s blog. He is very, very happy to be a Kentucky Wildcat.

[The Tyrese Maxey Blog: This is why I chose Kentucky and why I’m staying in 2019]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 responses to “Tyrese Maxey actually committed to Kentucky almost three weeks ago”

  1. lexcatfan2367

    Welcome to BBN! Go Cats!

  2. hillbilly cat

    Marketing genius. Well done.

  3. krautdog

    He is a young man wise beyond his years. He will never regret his senior year or this decision. Welcome to the BBN! We are ecstatic to have you join the best basketball program in the NCAA!

  4. J-Dub421

    And we’re very, very happy to have him as a Wildcat!

  5. Wade

    My man. Welcome to the family !y’all look good in blue.

  6. Aar

    You know what? Beyond talent, motor, skills or anything, as far as I’m concerned, the most important quality BBN needs in a basketball player is the Desire to play for the name on the front of the jersey! Without that desire, I pretty much want them to play elsewhere.

    Obviously, Maxey has that desire. In spades!

    Further, I think it’s really safe to say that all of the 2018 and 2019 commits to date have the same desire to Play For Kentucky. Welcome to BBN young men! We got your back.

    1. IAmTheDanger

      Exactly right….he sounds like a KY guy with the pride and respect he has for UK. Love this kid already!!

  7. jaws2

    Oh darn, he’s not a KY boy! Cal just doesn’t get it! Where’s all the pissers and moaners today? Oops, ….3,2,1………

  8. BPatte

    Now that’s the way to do it!!! Welcome to the BBN!

  9. BBNBRIAN

    He is a huge get for us regardless, but since he and Wiseman want to play together he was an essential get.

  10. Alleykat16

    I gain so much more respect for this player. I respect that he can play this game at this level to gain a offer to the number 1 school in the nation. But to remain in school for another year so he can experience what it is to be a senior and all that goes with that is so cool. But that’s just me what I think of what he is doing.