3 - Tyrese Maxey

6-2, 190 Shooting Guard
KENTUCKY_65.GIF Kentucky Freshman
11/04/00 (19 yrs)
Garland, TX
High School
South Garland
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Tyler Dorsey/Antonio Blakeney

Strengths: 6’2.5 scoring "combo" guard with a 6’5.5 wingspan … Great shooter and scorer … Can score from anywhere on the floor and puts points on the board in bunches when he gets hot … Shoots well off the dribble or catch … Catches the ball squared up, has a quick release, and gets it off with just a little bit of space. Shoots well from midrange and three, has range out to the NBA three … Shot 36.9% 3P% at 5.3 attempts per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 … Good ballhandler … Takes what the defense gives him … Unselfish, patient, and doesn’t force his offense … Good touch on floater … Averaged 15.5 points per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and finished fourth in scoring with 21.9 points per game while shooting 47.9% FG% in 2018 … Finished fourth in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 with 13.9 points per game while shooting 45.5% FG% … Reliable free throw shooter … Shot 86.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 82.6% FT% in 2018 … Shot 80% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Good court vision and passing ability. Although he still needs work developing as a point guard, his assist to turnover has been solid … While his assist numbers aren’t particularly high, he’s done a great job of minimizing the turnovers, which you don’t see often with a high caliber guard with the usage/volume of someone like Maxey … Averaged 1.4 (ten) to 0.6 (four) turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 … Averaged 3.1 assists to 1.4 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 4.8 assists to 1.2 turnovers per game in 2018 … Stays under control and doesn’t beat himself by trying to make the homerun play … Can play off the ball … Quick first step … Good defender. Active and jumps the passing lanes … Averaged 1.2 steals per game at the U18 Americas Championship. Averaged 1.5 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and led the league with 2.7 steals per game in 2018 … Named Nike EYBL Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 … Plays with good confidence …

Weaknesses: More of a scorer than a true point, or even a combo at this point … Although he shows some passing ability and court vision, he naturally reads the game as a scorer and must improve as a playmaker … Has good size if he translates as a point guard, but is very undersized as a two and currently much more of a 2-guard … Has room to get stronger … Good athlete and smooth with the ball but not incredibly explosive … Handles the ball well but doesn’t break down the defense with his dribble often … Good patience and doesn’t force an attack against set defense but he has to find that angle when getting to the rim off the dribble in the half court …

Outlook: Kentucky commit … Won gold in the U18 Americas Championship … 2018 All-EYBL: First Team …

Evan Tomes 9/28/18