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.