Getting To Know Sixers 2020 First Round Pick Tyrese Maxey

AJ Torres

So last night, this one and done gem from Kentucky fell all the way into the Sixers lap at 21. Tyrese Maxey is everything and more the Sixers could of ask for in a player moving foward. The ability to create offensively for himself and others, the ability to finish at the rim, and one of the better on ball defenders in the SEC as a freshman last season gives the Sixers a young kid to mold into a successful player in the league.

The main concern is that he shot 29% from 3 at Kentucky. I get it, I was alittle concerned myself about it, but his camp has stated that he has shot no less than 2000 shots a day since April, and his jump shot has drastically improved.

For those who don’t know much about Maxey, I will fill you in on some his accolades, and information about his personal life.

  • Tyrese Maxey is a 20 year, born on November 4, 2000 in Garland, Texas. Also the home of former first round pick Zhaire Smith.
  • Basketball runs in his family. His father, Tyrone Maxey was a college basketball player for Washington state.
  • Maxey represented USA basketball on the FIBA U18 tournament team in 2018.
  • Maxey was a McDonald’s All American and also played for at the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Maxey belongs to Klutch Sports and has trained along side all star talents like his new teammate Ben Simmons, and all time great Lebron James.
  • Though having an abundance of highly regarded colleges recruiting him, Maxey chose John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats.
  • As a freshman, Maxey averaged 14.0 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 0.9 steals per game.
  • Maxey wasn’t only a stellar basketball player but he was an ace in the classroom as well. He finished in the top five in his class in high school, and was named to the all freshman All Academic Honor Roll SEC team.
  • Is said to love the Marvel Universe and their movies

Anyone who isn’t sold on Maxey yet, just watch these videos below and you’ll understand the type of player and person that’s joining the Sixers.

Featured Image: Sixers Twitter

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