There’s been no slowing down Tyrese Maxey, who’s been one of the best players in high school hoops during the spring AAU circuit.
Now, Maxey has taken his talents to USA Basketball, where he’s already shining in the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. In a 105-73 victory over the Dominican Republic, Maxey went for 14 points (5-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Tweet(s) of the Day:
What sets Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) apart from other prospects? Just how engaged in the action he is when he’s on the floor, whether it’s offense or defense, he is locked in on every position and brings the energy to the floor @HoustonHoops17U.— Samad H. (@CoachHines28) June 10, 2018
.@TyreseMaxey led Team USA with +42 +/- in 28 minutes @HoustonHoops17U #Efficient @FIBA #FIBAU18 @usabasketball https://t.co/usmX72I9LE— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) June 11, 2018
An assistant coach from a Big XII school told me he was the best player today. https://t.co/c29FfCVpEE— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerKSR) June 11, 2018
Jared Lorenzen ( @JaredLorenzen22 ) turning on the jets against Louisville. (2000) pic.twitter.com/3JYIbRQWdn— Classic KY Clips (@KY_Clips) June 10, 2018
I could watch this all day.
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More praise for Tyrese Maxey from the recent USA Basketball training camp
On Maxey: "An effortless shooter with solid strength for his size, Maxey can take opponents off the dribble and finish creatively around the basket while also getting hot and burying contested jumpers. Improving as a point guard, Maxey has a lot of natural talent and charisma that gives him an ability to be a team leader at almost every level. Playing with a solid motor,”
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