Tyrese Maxey’s stock has slipped in some NBA draft projections, but the Ringer still thinks highly of the former Kentucky guard. In the Ringer’s new mock draft, draft analyst Kevin O’Connor lists Maxey as the eighth overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets.
“Shot maker with a knack for making clutch plays on offense and defense; he’s a winner,” the articles states, alongside comparisons to Kyle Lowry, Bradley Beal and Carson Edwards.
That scenario would put Maxey alongside PJ Washington, but wouldn’t help Malik Monk’s troubled career in Charlotte.
The Ringer’s draft projection cuts off after the fourteenth pick at the end of lottery, so Kentucky’s four other NBA hopefuls did not earn a mention. But for an idea of what the Ringer thinks of the other Cats, we can turn to the Big Board, where only Immanuel Quickley is named. Quickley is the 38th ranked prospect there; the others fall outside the top 50.
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