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UK Basketball: Tyrese Maxey reiterates he will stay in 2019 class

Maxey is still able to move into 2018, but it looks like that won’t happen.

Tyrese Maxey is having a spring to remember, and the hope is it will continue this summer with Team USA.

Maxey is getting set to compete at FIBA Americas tournament in Canada beginning this weekend. There, he will play with some of the top recruits in the nation, including Cole Anthony, Matthew Hurt and Josiah James.

Could Maxey be playing with a loaded UK roster this fall?

That initially looked like the plan earlier this spring, but when Maxey committed to UK, he announced he would remain in the 2019 class.

This week, Maxey told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the plan is still to remain in 2019.

“I’m staying in 2019, and I’m going to finish out my senior year, have some fun with it, and get ready to go to college,” he said. “I just talked to my family and I wanted to stay a kid one more year. Just have the whole high school senior experience. Try to become a McDonald’s All-American — all that cool stuff.”

Maxey is certainly capable of moving into 2018 and making a major impact next season in Lexington. However, it sounds like he wants to enjoy his final year of high school basketball, then be on campus in 2019-20.

Whenever Maxey arrives at UK, he’s going to be a special player.

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