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Analysts make predictions on Tyrese Maxey, and it looks good for the Cats

2019 five-star guard Tyrese Maxey will be making his college decision on Wednesday afternoon, with Kentucky, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Texas rounding out his final five schools. We’ll also likely find out whether or not he will be making the jump to 2018.

Recruiting analysts are starting to release their predictions on Maxey’s much-anticipated decision, and it’s looking pretty darn good for the Cats.

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports says with certainty that not only will Maxey end up at Kentucky, he’ll be with the team in 2018.

College basketball insider Andrew Slater says not so fast on all of the reclassification talk, putting his bet on Maxey sticking with the class of 2019.

Rivals’ Corey Evans seems to agree with Slater.

Regardless, like Rothstein, Slater says it’s a foregone conclusion the elite scorer will be a Kentucky Wildcat.

In an interview with Pat Lawless of, Maxey said Kentucky stands out from the pack because of John Calipari’s continued success with elite point guards.

“Of course Kentucky will always be a great program under Coach John Calipari,” he said. “The history behind it says a lot. Coach Calipari is really good with point guards and he has a good tradition of getting them to the NBA and helping them reach their dreams. That’s one thing that’s very intriguing about Kentucky.”

As for a potential reclassification, Maxey says there are postitives to both leaving high school early and sticking around for his senior season.

“The positives of going 2018 is possibly reaching your dreams faster and getting to go against the best competition in the world,” said Maxey. “The pros of going 2019 is finishing out my senior year with my friends at school and try and win a state championship for that last ride. Also to do all the fun things you do your senior year with your friends.”

Who will win out and when will he join that team? We’ll find out on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.

In the meantime, check out his highlight reel below:

Come on down.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Analysts make predictions on Tyrese Maxey, and it looks good for the Cats

  1. michaelb
    8:10 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    This kid makes the right decision with the ball every time he’s got it. Dish drive or shoot. Can’t wait to see him kill Duke in November & get MOP in march

    • callitlikeiseeit
      10:12 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

      it’s a highlight tape, you think they would show 20 turnovers in that.

  2. Cokely53
    8:13 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    If he picks us, I just hope he and Hagans decide to play in the same season. Those 2 together would be down right filthy. Gets me giddy just thinking about it.

  3. StevieGotLoose
    8:48 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    If Hagans and Maxey reclassify and both wind up UK, Wiseman may go to Memphis. He said he would like to play with them and he is not re classifying.

    • Cokely53
      9:05 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

      I think that plays little to no factor in his final decision. There will always be other guys he would like to play with.

    • gobble gobble
      1:26 am May 5, 2018 Permalink

      Stevie… so using your logic, the only reason why James Wiseman would even consider going to UK is to play with those 2 guys… otherwise UK wouldn’t be an option. Your logic is not sound.

  4. bigbluebanana
    9:02 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    I kinda sorta hope he stays in high school. The UK fan in me wants him ASAP, but the father in me really wants him to enjoy being a kid. His line about staying in high school and being with friends and doing senior age things is certainly not without merit.

  5. blueblue
    11:01 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder if the Bahamas trip this August could factor into his decision to go 2018 or 2019. If you know for sure that you want to go to UK, wouldn’t it make sense to get a week long stay in the Bahamas on UKs dime?