Kentucky guards Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans are both in Winston-Salem, NC this weekend to compete against the best of the best at the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp.
According to the event’s official website, participants will be there for a three-day training session with NBA star Chris Paul overseeing the players each day. Participants will be tutored by Paul on on skill development, film breakdown, and life skills, among other activities. Current and former NBA coaches and elite high school coaches are also in attendance to help out.
The Wildcat backcourt duo will play alongside 46 total guards at both the high school and collegiate levels throughout the weekend.
Among the top college standouts? Kansas’ Devon Dotson, LSU’s Javonte Smart, Florida’s Andrew Nembhard, South Carolina’s AJ Lawson, Ole Miss’ Breein Tyree, and Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, among others.
And at the high school level? 2021 top-three prospect Terrence Clarke, 2021 five-star prospects Jaden Hardy and Devin Askew, Marshall County standout Zion Harmon, and Kentucky legend Jamal Mashburn’s son, Jamal Mashburn Jr., among others.
And according to early reports, Maxey separated himself from the pack on day one of competition.
“Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey has separated himself early at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp with his ability to make shots,” Jamie Shaw of Phenom Hoops said in a tweet. “Strong frame, quick first step, but the jump shot is falling at a high clip.”
As for Hagans, he is reportedly representing his high school, his home state of Georgia, and Kentucky basketball well.
Great catching up w/ Ashton Hagans & Isaiah Miller at the @CP3RisingStars camp while in town putting in work at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp
— SUVtv (@SUVtv) July 20, 2019
While it’s a great opportunity for both Hagans and Maxey to work on their skills prior to the 2019-20 season, it also opens the door to do a little recruiting on Kentucky’s behalf.
Terrence Clarke, a consensus top-three prospect in the class of 2021, is the obvious name to watch out for. The 6-foot-6 guard is a rumored reclassification candidate and was one of the first rising juniors to receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
Outside of Clarke, Kentucky has also shown various levels of interest in fellow 2021 prospects Jaden Hardy (No. 5 in the nation) and Devin Askew (No. 16). Neither hold Kentucky offers as of yet, but one is expected for both in the near future.
Make us proud, guys.