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After watching John Wall play as a kid, Tyrese Maxey knew he would end up signing with Kentucky

Photo: D1 Circuit

Photo: D1 Circuit

Kentucky signee Tyrese Maxey has never been one to shy away from his love for the Wildcats, and that’s certainly not slowing down anytime soon.

With just over a week until he arrives on campus in Lexington, the future Kentucky guard is watching some other potential future Wildcats at the Nike EYBL event in Dallas, TX this weekend.

There, Maxey caught up with D1 Circuit about his decision to sign with UK and how excited he is to finally get on campus.

When asked what it was that separated Kentucky from the other schools on his list, the 6-foot-3 prospect said that he knew Kentucky head coach John Calipari could make his dreams come true.

“Coach Cal walked into my house and told me that he was going to push me and make me better, make my dreams come true,” he said. “That was just the best place for me, so now, we’re here.”

For Maxey, family has always been extremely aspect of his life, and he says Calipari made sure to use that as a point of emphasis during his recruitment.

Not only will the five-star guard be able to provide for his family once his Kentucky career comes to a close, but he’ll also be joining a new one in Lexington: the Big Blue Nation.

“Coach Cal always tells you that his players come back, and they always love on him, he loves on them, shows them love,” Maxey said. “He brought my family together and told them that he helps families. He said he was going to help my family and other people’s families on this team. And I can’t wait to be a part of an even bigger family, the BBN family.”

When asked about when he realized he would eventually end up at Kentucky, Maxey told D1 Circuit that he actually knew in his heart that he’d be a Wildcat ten years ago when he watched John Wall suit up in blue and white.

From that moment on, he knew he was going to do whatever it took to follow in the former Wildcat superstar’s footsteps.

“Yes, I was (dreaming of going to Kentucky). I’m not even going to lie to you,” he said. “When I was younger, I used to watch Coach Cal when he had John Wall on his team. From that moment on, I was like, “I’m going to Kentucky. Whatever I have to do, I’m going to put in as much work as I have to to go to Kentucky.” I’m just glad I finally get to go.”

Take a look at the entire interview below:

While we’re at it, catch up on some of his highlights from his time at the McDonald’s All-American Game back in March:

Kentucky definitely got a good one.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for After watching John Wall play as a kid, Tyrese Maxey knew he would end up signing with Kentucky



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    5:39 pm May 25, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t wait for this kid to get on campus. Love his game!