Tyrese Maxey

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PG SGFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-3WT: 195
BORN: 11/4/00YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-5 1/2REACH: 8-3 1/2

Draft Notes

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

Comparisons

  • Reminds of Lou Williams early in his career.

Draft Projection

mid to late first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Shooting Guards

  1. Anthony Edwards – 6-5 – Georgia
  2. R.J. Hampton – 6-5 – NZ Breakers (NBL)
  3. Devin Vassell – 6-7- Florida State
  4. Josh Green – 6-6 – Arizona (Australia)
  5. Cassius Stanley – 6-6 – Duke
  6. Tyrese Maxey – 6-3 – Kentucky
  7. Jahmi’us Ramsey – 6-4 – Texas Tech
  8. Isaiah Joe – 6-5 – Arkansas 
  9. Desmond Bane – 6-6 – TCU
  10. Elijah Hughes – 6-6 – Syracuse
  11. Jay Scrubb – 6-6 – JUCO (Louisville) 
  12. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  13. Immanuel Quickley – 6-4 – Kentucky
  14. Myles Powell – 6-3 – Seton Hall
  15. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama