Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader also says to expect Tyrese Maxey to pick UK and end up in the 2018 class. It could happen in the coming days.
It sounds like we may know as soon as next week on what Tyrese Maxey is doing.
Maxey is in Indianapolis this weekend taking part in the Nike EYBL. After playing in Friday’s action, Maxey spoke with reporters about his potential reclassification into 2018 and going to UK.
He may have let the cat slip out of the bag while talking about teaming up with fellow 2019-2018 reclass target Ashton Hagans:
Did Tyrese Maxey slip up with me after tonight’s game? On UK commit Ashton Hagans, also considering reclass: “We call ourselves the duo ... potential duo. I’m trying not to laugh.”— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 28, 2018
Said he hopes to decide on reclass next week. I think he’s in blue this fall. https://t.co/fj075Mm8we— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 28, 2018
There’s also this from 247 Sports recruiting guru Andre Slater:
It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in the recruiting world that Maxey is going to pick UK if John Calipari really wants him. Not only does Calipari want the five-star guard, but he also wants him part of the 2018-19 Kentucky Basketball team.
While it seems like UK would have too many guards, it’s good to see Maxey is already thinking about teaming up with Hagans, who’s also working to move into the 2018 class and be on UK’s campus next season.
While Hagans is more of a point guard, Maxey is more of a combo guard that’s actually listed as a shooting guard by some recruiting services. While some we look at him as another point guard on a point guard-loaded roster, he may actually be more of a replacement for Hamidou Diallo, who is off to the NBA.
Regardless of how he’s used, Maxey is a tremendous talent that would be a major addition to UK.