NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
Tyrese Maxey is yet another one and done player from Kentucky. He had a solid but slightly underwhelming freshman season but he showed enough in college to warrant first round consideration.
Maxey isn’t really a true 2 guard and he’s not a pure 1. He’s a combo guard who can score the ball and get hot from outside but needs to develop his point guard skills and hit the 3pt shot at a higher clip.
Although he doesn’t have great size he’s a stout defender who can hold his own against taller players and keep pace with point guards. He’s pesky and tenacious and plays hard on defense.
- Has natural scoring instincts and is a constant threat to put the ball in the basket
- Has deep range and shots it confidence
- Excellent mid range and floater game
- Very quick athlete with good open court speed – loves to push the tempo
- Gets into the lane in a hurry and is a creative finisher
- Isn’t afraid of the big moment and can be a clutch shooter
- Reminds of Lou Williams early in his career.
mid to late first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft
2020 Shooting Guards
- Anthony Edwards – 6-5 – Georgia
- R.J. Hampton – 6-5 – NZ Breakers (NBL)
- Devin Vassell – 6-7- Florida State
- Josh Green – 6-6 – Arizona (Australia)
- Cassius Stanley – 6-6 – Duke
- Tyrese Maxey – 6-3 – Kentucky
- Jahmi’us Ramsey – 6-4 – Texas Tech
- Isaiah Joe – 6-5 – Arkansas
- Desmond Bane – 6-6 – TCU
- Elijah Hughes – 6-6 – Syracuse
- Jay Scrubb – 6-6 – JUCO (Louisville)
- Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France
- Immanuel Quickley – 6-4 – Kentucky
- Myles Powell – 6-3 – Seton Hall
- John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama