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Tyrese Maxey shines in Team USA’s 105-73 victory over the Dominican Republic

PHOTO: USA Basketball

Team USA ran away with a 105-73 victory over the Dominican Republic to open the FIBA Americas U18 Championship this afternoon. For a team stacked with five-star talent, it was a result most expected.

The biggest storyline of the day, however, came from the game’s top performer. And it’s a player Kentucky fans should be pretty familiar with.

UK target Cole Anthony led the team in points with 18, but Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey was the easily best player on the floor, finishing the day with 14 points (5-8 shooting), five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Team USA was incredibly successful with Maxey on the floor, with the 6-foot-4 guard leading the team with a +42 +/- in just 28 minutes on the floor.

Maxey impressed on both ends of the floor, knocking down tough shots on offense and bringing great energy to the table on defense.

Before USA headed to Canada for the event, 2019 five-star point guard Cole Anthony complimented Maxey on his style of play and said he was a big fan.

“Tyrese is a dog, so I’m happy that both of us could be here,” Anthony said. “I like playing with him… He brings a lot of energy. He can score the basketball, long arms, just elite… He can shoot it. I really like his game, I’m a fan.”

Kentucky target Matthew Hurt also added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Kentucky assistant coach Tony Barbee was also in attendance, as seen in the photo below:

Team USA will take on Panama tomorrow night at 8:15 PM ET.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Tyrese Maxey shines in Team USA’s 105-73 victory over the Dominican Republic

  1. BBN_strive_4_9
    8:46 pm June 10, 2018 Permalink

    I just met Maxey with the team when they were at the chicago ohare airport, he’s a super nice and good guy