We may have a bromance on our hands, boys and girls. UK commit Tyrese Maxey and UK recruiting target Cole Anthony are boys and after USA’s 118-26 blowout win over Panama on Monday they talked about playing together.
While Maxey was talking to media after the game Anthony walked behind him and gave him a big slap on the butt, but buttslapping aside, the two seem very open to the idea of playing together.
“Man, I love Tyrese,” Anthony said. “He’s a high-energy guy. He’s always smiling. I love Tyrese. That’s my dude, I’d love to play with him at the next level.”
Start the Full House music because the feeling is mutual.
“… Down at the Final Four we talked a lot then,” Maxey said. “He’s really cool. He’s high energy. He’s very high energy and he’s always up. He’s a good friend to be around.”
Anthony is thought to be a Duke lean, but there’s no denying that UK will be a major player. John Calipari and Tony Barbee were on hand to watch Anthony and Maxey play, and the pair has talked recruiting.
However, Maxey doesn’t annoy Anthony with UK recruiting talk.
“He doesn’t mention it that often,” Anthony said. “He’s brought it up a couple times. We’ve talked about it, obviously. My recruitment, I’m wide open. I’m not really even worried about that. I just tell him I’m just going to keep getting better.”
Maxey said he jokes with Anthony about Kentucky but knows Anthony will have to make the best decision for him and his family.
A Maxey/Anthony backcourt in 2019-2020 would be in the conversation as one of Calipari’s best.