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Tyrese Maxey rises in new ESPN 2019 rankings

Tyrese Maxey’s impressive performance this spring did not go unnoticed. ESPN’s new 2019 recruiting rankings are out and the future Kentucky guard jumped seven spots to No. 7, while fellow Kentucky commit D.J. Jeffries slipped from No. 17 to No. 19.

RK Player Position School
1 James Wiseman PF Uncommitted
2 Vernon Carey Jr. C Uncommitted
3 Cole Anthony PG Uncommitted
4 Jaden McDaniels SF Uncommitted
5 Isaiah Stewart C Uncommitted
6 Matthew Hurt PF Uncommitted
7 Tyrese Maxey SG KENTUCKY
8 Josh Green SG Uncommitted
9 Bryan Antoine SG Uncommitted
10 Scottie Lewis SF Uncommitted
11 Jalen Lecque PG Uncommitted
12 Precious Achiuwa SF Uncommitted
13 Onyeka Okongwu C USC
14 Khalil Whitney SF Uncommitted
15 Trayce Jackson-Davis C Uncommitted
16 Isaiah Mobley PF USC
17 Trendon Watford PF Uncommitted
18 Wendell Moore SF Uncommitted
19 D.J. Jeffries SF KENTUCKY
20 Armando Bacot C Uncommitted

Maxey sprained his ankle last week during the FIBA Americas U18 Championships, but played through the pain in the final game to help Team USA win the gold medal. Everyone who’s watched Maxey can’t stop raving about him, including our own TJ Walker, so let’s enjoy some highlights, shall we?

If you’re more in the mood to read, here’s TJ’s interview with him from last week:

Q&A: Tyrese Maxey talks Calipari, reclassification and Cole Anthony


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6 Comments for Tyrese Maxey rises in new ESPN 2019 rankings

  1. bigbluebanana
    5:40 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

    Interesting that out of the top 20 only four are committed, and just to two schools. Hopefully we soon switch the “uncommitted” to “Kentucky”!

    • runningunnin.454
      6:52 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

      Yep, what’s happening at USC…thought they were a football school?
      Of course, both those guys are from Calif; but UCLA must be slipping.

  2. TBW3011
    5:59 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

    Mackey is the best 2 guard Cal has signed here. STUD

  3. Ez21
    6:00 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

    Considering it’s still over a year until they play a college game, I wouldn’t use the world interesting. Expected maybe

    • bigbluebanana
      7:06 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

      More of a comment on that out of the commits, only two schools are there, and the other is USC. There’s almost always a dook commit or two this early on.

  4. a21CATSfan
    6:39 pm June 22, 2018 Permalink

    Looking at the current roster, the CATS are looking to lose another 6-7 scholarship players. That may seem surprising, but it should seem redundant. Reid Travis will be a Senior; Hagans, Johnson and Washington are all highly likely to be 1st Round Picks. And, another 2-3 will surprise scouts (ala SGA, Booker), leave too soon or transfer. My guesses would be Quade, Nick Richards and/or E.J. Montgomery. This ‘19 class will have to be another monster. Adding Wiseman and Brooks would be a great start. CATS