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Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting: Tyrese Maxey offered by UK Basketball

UK has a new PG target with an interesting backstory.

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The Kentucky Wildcats may have found their next point guard target.

On Saturday, UK offered a scholarship to 2019 point guard Tyrese Maxey.

Maxey, who hails from South Garland High School in Texas, is ranked No. 12 overall in the 2019 class by the 247 Sports Composite. He visited UK for Big Blue Madness on Friday. Maxey was also visited by UK assistant Tony Barbee back in September.

The 6-2, 185-pound guard already holds offers from Michigan State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Marquette, Oklahoma, Texas and UCLA among others.

If you look at Maxey’s 247 Crystal Ball, you’ll notice he has a nodd school leading the way: SMU. The reason being is because the Mustangs recently hired a new basketball assistant in Tyrone Maxey, the father of Tyrese.

The move is actually legal because Tyrese is a member of the Class of 2019, and means he can’t sign with any school for two years and can’t attend one for a minimum of two-and-a-half years, which means the hiring of Tyrone is legal by NCAA regulations.

“I love my son and am going to support him wherever he wants to go and that it what it is,” Tyrone told Rivals. “He has worked hard and whatever he deserves and wherever he wants to go with the recruiting process is on him.”

That will be something to watch for in this recruitment, though if anyone can land a recruit like Maxey in a situation such as his, it’s John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball.

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