If you thought this upcoming season was getting exciting, just wait until you hear what 2019 5-star and third-ranked player Cole Anthony has to say about potentially playing with Tyrese Maxey.
Cole is the #1 point guard of the 2019 class. He’s a physical 6-3 guard from New York and can hurt you in so many ways on both sides of the floor.
Both Maxey and Anthony recently teamed up to play for the the USA Basketball U18 squad where they won a FIBA gold medal. They spent an entire month together playing every day, growing their already strong friendship.
Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Cole and Tyrese have been friends for a while and that the idea of playing together is exciting.
“I love Tyrese. I love Tyrese. I’m a huge fan of his game,” Anthony said. “He always has a huge smile on his face. Really just a good kid and a really good basketball player.”
Unfortunately, Cole has kept his recruitment very quiet so no one really knows where his head is at with this decision. However, hearing that he loves Tyrese’s game has to be encouraging for Cal and co.
Anthony goes on to say that he plans to sit down with his father and former NBA guard, Greg Anthony, in a month to start seriously considering his college decision. Kentucky is in the mix, but so is Duke, Villanova, Kansas, and other top tier schools in the country.
With that being said, you better believe that Tyrese has been selling Kentucky all summer long to Cole. When asked about the possibility of playing with Tyrese at Kentucky, Anthony said, “That would be awesome.”
This should get all of BBN pumped for the possibility of the #1 and #2 guards for 2019 potentially teaming up in Lexington.