Kentucky guard signee Tyrese Maxey has been named one of the early favorites for the 2019-20 Jerry West Award.
Handed out to the top shooting guard in the nation each year since 2015, college basketball analyst Andy Katz put together his list of early contenders for the award, and Maxey was one of the top 15 players on the list.
Coming in at No. 11 overall, Katz says that Maxey can simply “get buckets.”
11. Tyrese Maxey, Fr., Kentucky: Maxey should benefit greatly from an experienced point guard in Ashton Hagans. Maxey will be an all-around guard who can get buckets.
Also on the list? Former Kentucky guard Quade Green, who came in at No. 24 overall.
Here is the entire list:
1. Myles Powell, Seton Hall
2. Anthony Edwards, Georgia
3. Cole Anthony, North Carolina
4. Aaron Henry, Michigan State
5. Sam Merrill, Utah State
6. Markell Johnson, NC State
7. Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati
8. Alpha Diallo, Providence
9. Davide Moretti, Texas Tech
10. Marcus Evans, VCU
11. Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
12. Trent Frazier, Jr., Illinois
13. Remy Martin, Jr., Arizona State
14. Braxton Key, Sr., Virginia
15. Kellan Grady, Jr., Davidson
16. Ty-Shon Alexander, Jr., Creighton
17. David Collins, Jr., South Florida
18. Joe Wieskamp, So., Iowa
19. Fatts Russell, Jr., Rhode Island
20. Cartier Diarra Jr., Kansas State
21. TJ Gibbs, Sr., Notre Dame
22. Kyle Lofton, So., St. Bonaventure
23. Matt Coleman III., Jr., Texas
24. Quade Green, So, Washington
25. Dejon Jarreau, Jr., Houston