On May 9th at 4 pm ET, the world will know where the 6-3, 185-pound point guard Tyrese Maxey will be heading to play college basketball. While the Garland, Texas five-star point guard’s final five consists of Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Michigan and home state school Texas, strong indications suggest Maxey will choose Kentucky in the end. Picking the school is the simple and easy part to predict, the difficult, more fluid part, is for which class Maxey will be a part of. Maxey is currently in the 2019 class and rated the number two point guard in the class behind Kentucky commit Ashton Hagans. Hagans is expected to reclassify into the 2018 class and join the program this year. So, we are going to take a more in-depth look at what we know and don’t know with Maxey’s pending announcement.
What we do know:
When Coach John Calipari visited Maxey for an in-home visit, the talk of reclassifying to the 2018 class came up. A little over a month ago, the buzz suggested Maxey will not only commit to Kentucky but reclassify into the 2018 class. Hagans and Maxey have both been communicating with each other and talking about playing together at UK.
Maxey is a pure shooter, who likes to have the ball when the game is on the line. He can play solid defense and can make smart quick moves either to get open for the shot or quick pass to an open teammate.
What we do not know:
We do not know if Maxey will reclassify as what was rumored to happen a month ago or stay in the 2019 recruiting class. That is million dollar question, which might not get answered tomorrow. Maxey’s grades are good and he has all his classwork done except for two classes which he could theoretically complete over the summer to reclassify into the 2018 class. I would be surprised if we learned an answer one way or another tomorrow. If he stays in the 2019 class, he is going to be the leader of the recruiting class and be heavily recruiting five-star power forward James Wiseman, who recently said he wants to play with Maxey and Hagans. The reclassifying talk of Wiseman has gotten out hand though as his family has said he will be in the 2019 class. Five-star power forward Vernon Carey is another name Maxey would try to bring in the Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class.
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