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Will Tyrese Maxey Reclassify? Excellent Question.


The most intriguing recruiting development over the last month has surrounded point guard Tyrese Maxey.  Considered the No. 2 point guard in the 2019 class, he could make the jump to 2018, but will he?

In the first two days of EYBL competition, Maxey has already answered that question a few times.  The responses differ, making the murky situation even more unclear.

“Right now, I really haven’t put much thought into it,” Maxey told Jeff Drummond and a host of UK beat reporters this morning after scoring 14 points and dishing out 5 assists.

“It’s a tough decision now that I know it’s more real,” Maxey told USA Today’s Jason Jordan. “I’ve been thinking hard on it.

It’s impossible to discern anything about reclassifying from those conflicting quotes, however, he did provide insight into what would go into the process.  A good student, he would only need two or three more classes to make the jump, a task he could easily accomplish.  Maxey has no specific time-table, but it probably will not happen until after the Peach Jam in mid-July.

“Right now I’m just out here trying to focus on EYBL Session 1.  Me and my parents, we’ll get together and figure out a plan later,” said Maxey.

Kentucky is the early leader for Maxey.  Coach Cal visited him twice during the live recruiting period.  Outside of Kentucky, Michigan State, Texas and Oklahoma State are recruiting him the hardest.

We do not know if Maxey will reclassify.  We do know he would not do it until later in the summer.  We do know the kid can ball.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 responses to “Will Tyrese Maxey Reclassify? Excellent Question.”

  1. henderblue

    We got Green, Quickley, and Hagans. For me the question is, is a 2nd year Green, better than a senior in high school to be Maxey? Seems like maybe experience should win out. But I’ve not seen Maxey play

    1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      Certainly a good thought to ponder at. I’ve coached against both the past few years in AAU, as high school prospects Maxey is a far superior scorer while Quade is still one of the best leaders I’ve ever seen on the AAU circuit. Kentucky having a very young team again next year the value of experience will be at a premium. Quade would be a stabilizer for UK when things get shaky but you can never count out a guy who is a walking bucket in Maxey.

    2. JTA

      I agree completely. Has Haggins reclassified yet though? If Green stays with one re-classifying, lets do it. Then leave the other for next year. Do we really need 4 point guards on this roster?

    3. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      So heres the goofy thing with the re-classifying. If he did it now he couldn’t play in AAU so what will happen is he will finish school in a month or so then take his one or two summer courses to graduate and once he completes them he will reclassify toward the end of July. This has actually been Hagans plan since he committed to Georgia but it wasn’t really brought to the attention of the BBN because he wasn’t a UK commit. He will be on the roster for the Kentucky Wildcats next season.

      Does the Kentucky Wildcats team really need 4 PG’s next year, no but it’ll be really fun to watch and most of them should just be seen as guards since basketball is in the era of ball movement and the 3 pointer. The guards being Green, Baker, Hagans, Quickley, Herro, and either Maxey/Lecque you’ll see a lot of fast break points, outlet passing, more passing around the perimeter so less dribble drive, and tons of lobs,

    4. BlakeBlueNation

      You guys can’t forget though that Maxey is really a shooting guard. He is just shorter

  2. wyatts1

    Record breaking performance, and the kids got game for sure, but shouldn’t he had got at least one assist in the game if he was in fact their point guard? Lol but either way he seems like a more athletic Shai, who has a 3 point shot.the assist line is surprising though, I guess it just shows the mindset he had going into this game ??

  3. shelby

    His jumpshot looks broke; but he can ball

  4. Cleatonite

    What happened to TJ Walker?

  5. Big blue erection

    Who the hell is TJ Walker ?

    1. catsarerunnin

      JJ Walker’s grandson. He’s dy-no-mite!!

    2. Megan

      Jimmie JJ Kid Dy-no-mite Walker, as Letterman would introduced him, performed at Fort Knox decades ago, and let’s say the reception was … lukewarm, to be kind. Afterward to reporters, he trashed the crowd’s intelligence, which cemented his reputation on post. You don’t come back from that.

      I found him sometimes mildly amusing, but I don’t think he ever made me laugh.

  6. BBNBRIAN

    Why do reporters keep beating these kids up about reclassifying? Time and time again we hear that if Juniors announce their reclassification early then they jeopardize their ability to play in summer leagues…