After an impressive week in Colorado Springs at the USA U18 Basketball Training Camp, Kentucky commitment Tyrese Maxey has made the final Team USA roster.
Maxey joins Kentucky targets Matthew Hurt and Cole Anthony on the list.
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 5, 2018
UK targets Keion Brooks and Jalen Lecque did not make the final roster.
Maxey released the following tweet celebrating the big news:
Blessed to make the USA U-18 team… Time to go win gold??? pic.twitter.com/HW8GlfTj7g
— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) June 5, 2018
According to those in Colorado Springs over the last week, Maxey was easily one of the top performers and separated himself from the pack of elite guards in attendance.
Impressive evening session for future Kentucky PG Tyrese Maxey. Skilled, competitive lead guard who plays with energy and has a joy for the game. Instinctual on both ends of the floor. Engaging personality who studies Steve Nash's PnR game thanks to @TimMartin_TX. pic.twitter.com/9Q6xurR6hq
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) June 2, 2018
Tyrese Maxey is fast … pic.twitter.com/eFWtIJD0gL
— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) June 2, 2018
Tyrese Maxey attacks the rim with vigor and precision. He bring something alert and alpha to the court.
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) June 2, 2018
The final USA Basketball U18 squad will travel to Canada this week to compete for the gold medal, where they will take on the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon.