After suffering a right ankle sprain earlier this week, Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey is doubtful for the rest of the FIBA U18 Americas Championships.
“I thought Tyrese was really good until he got nicked up,” Self told reporters after USA’s 132-55 win over Ecuador in the quarterfinals, via Daniele Franceschi.
2019 target Matthew Hurt turned in a good performance tonight, with 19 points, 13 in the first half. At 6’9″, he’s got the size of a forward, but the skills of a guard, making him perfect for John Calipari’s positionless system.
“Matt is a big guard,” Self said. “He’s a three. But with this team, he’s better for us at the four…Matt’s been really good.”
Fellow Kentucky target Cole Anthony finished with 12 points. USA will play Argentina tomorrow in the semifinals. To read more of Self’s comments on Maxey from earlier in the week, check out TJ’s post below: