Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will be featured in a documentary on Fox Sports 1 this evening.
Starting at 11 p.m. ET, the dynamic freshman scoring threat out of Garland, TX will be featured in the season premiere of “Elite Youth,” a new series about “the modern high school basketball superstar.”
A preview of tonight’s episode was released this afternoon, with Maxey – a senior in high school at the time – breaking down his passion for the game of basketball, Evan Daniels of 247Sports and his parents – Denyse and Tyrone Maxey – talking about what the former five-star guard brings to the table as a player, and highlights of his game.
“I went from being the hunter to the hunted,” Maxey said in the promo video. “Everybody is looking at the rankings and they see my name at the top. Those calls, coaches along the baseline [at high school and AAU events] are going to be investing a lot of money in you one day. You’ve got to man up in those kind of situations.”
Take a look:
"I went from being the hunter to the hunted… they see my name at the top."
— FS1 (@FS1) January 3, 2020
According to the official show release, the four-episode debut season follows the most highly sought-after high school basketball players in the country as they compete in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) during the 2018 circuit. The series documents each player’s journey as they navigate high school life and college recruitment while competing at the highest youth level in the sport.
Season one of “Elite Youth” premieres Friday, January 3rd at 11:00 PM ET on FS1, with the next three episodes airing Jan. 10, 17 and 24. This season will feature EYBL alumni and current college freshmen including Cole Anthony (North Carolina), Maxey (Kentucky), De’Vion Harmon (Oklahoma), Rejean “Boogie” Ellis (Memphis), Kenyon Martin Jr. (IMG Academy) and Scottie Pippen Jr. (Vanderbilt). Current NBA stars LeBron James, Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant, as well as legends Scottie Pippen, Greg Anthony (father to Cole), Kenyon Martin and others also appear in the series, sharing their own experiences with the league.
“We have been eager to explore the growing world of youth sports, and this exclusive series is the perfect opportunity to do that. It’s got big names, big stakes and fantastic action,” said Michael Tolajian, Executive Producer, Fox Sports Films. “With each episode of “Elite Youth,” the audience will become more and more invested in the stories of these amazing young athletes, many of whom are projected NBA first round draft picks this summer.”