Colin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, A young Eric Gordon. While officially listed at 6’3”, Maxey only stands at 6’1” without shoes. Even though he is a great on ball defender, larger players can bully him on switches. The ability to score over larger defenders around the rim will not only be a benefit for the teams he plays on, but will also help extend his career in the NBA. He helped his team win the gold medal. So, should they take a shot at him? This past season, he scored a very good 1.203 points per position on non post-up shots around the basket. Maxey played for the United States under-18 basketball team at the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship. He's got a solid frame, but putting on some more muscle and weight would only benefit him. Kentucky freshman Maxey declares for NBA draft, Maxey emphasizes the necessity to build leads early, Kentucky's Maxey breaks down film of his freshman season, Maxey cruises baseline for up-and-under layup, UK freshman Maxey clinches upset with clutch 3, Maxey sinks clutch 3-pointer for Kentucky from way downtown, Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Weight: 198 pounds. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Are you a Stathead, too? Maxey averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Tyrese Maxey is an elite isolation scorer. Stats from NBADraft.Net and Sports Reference. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Which Kentucky prospect will be the best pro? Along with his ability to get a bucket around the rim, I think the fact that he has the potential to become a dependable on ball defender in the NBA will be what keeps him in the league for a long time. Getting stronger would mitigate that weakness, but wouldn’t eliminate it. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. When isolating on ball, Maxey more than held his own and kept opponents to 0.26 points per one-on-one possession [97th percentile]. His solid frame and good athleticism gives him the ability to hang in the air and finish with touch. At 6’3”, 198lb, Tyrese Maxey has the ability to become a multilevel off-ball scorer in the NBA. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Following the season, Maxey declared for the 2020 NBA draft. I think his percentages make him look like a worse shooter than he actually is because his shooting mechanics are pretty solid. Find out more. As a combo guard at Kentucky, Maxey had ample opportunities to show off his oozing confidence and off the dribble scoring by putting up 14.0 points per game, snagging 4.3 rebounds, and dishing out 3.2 assists. © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. At his best, he thrives as a secondary or tertiary ball handler that puts the ball in the hole rather than creating for others. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. He has good motion and balance on his jumper, but he would really benefit if he shot more up than out (a higher release angle). There are taller, longer, and more effective 3 and D wing players in the Jazz’s draft range that would fit the system and compliment Donovan Mitchell’s game better. At 6’3”, 198lb, Tyrese Maxey has the ability to become a multilevel off-ball scorer in the NBA. Or write about sports? Furthermore, his size will always be a limitation. While he wasn’t able to force too many turnovers, his ability to stay in front of guards will be a huge sticking point for teams. School: Kentucky. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. His on ball defense is enticing, but at 6’3”, he isn’t the type of defender the Jazz are looking for. Though evaluators like Maxey's jumper mechanics, that did not translate to an efficient season from the floor at Kentucky. Like many young volume scorers, he has the tendency to get tunnel vision and miss easy passes, leading to highly contested shots and inconsistent games. Do you have a sports website? National team career. All rights reserved. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Do you have a blog? Join our linker program. Maxey has that potential. Latest on Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyrese Maxey including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN 2019-20 Kentucky More player info Height: 6-foot-3. He's slated to fall somewhere between the end of the lottery and the low twenties, meaning he’s within reach of the Jazz.