Maxey is special
Tyrese Maxey solidified his status as an elite player in the class of 2019 during the Nike EYBL summer circuit. Known as a scorer, Maxey, showed his ability to guard as well by winning EYBL’s defensive player of the year.
The Wildcat commit averaged 2.7 steals and over 3 deflections a game. Here is what Maxey told D1circuit about receiving this honor,
“It really means a lot to win this award because I feel like my defense is underrated, I take pride in stopping the opposing team’s best player.” he said.
Tyrese Maxey making 1st team on the EYBL circuit just continues to show how dominant of a scorer he can be at the next level. Tyrese and Ashton Hagans will produce a stellar backcourt for coach Cal.
— NBA Insider (@topnbainsider) July 9, 2018
Along with defensive player of the year, Maxey, also was a first team All-EYBL. His accomplishments this summer were very impressive and should have the BBN pumped for Maxey to be in Lexington next year.
It has been widely known that he has the ability to shoot the ball with range and score with ease. But the fact that Tyrese Maxey takes pride in guarding the opposing team’s best player really gives you a look at his will to be a great player.
During the high school season Maxey led his South Garland High School team to the Texas state semi finals, he scored 43 points in the game but his team came up short. Maxey’s reputation has absolutely emerged as an ultra competitor that has a deep desire to win and be the best.
Tyrese Maxey is the 2018 NIKE EYBL Defensive Player of the Year 🏆
The No. 1 player is Texas displayed elite on-ball defensive skills all spring, averaging 2.7 steals & over 3 deflections per game.
There is still a part of me that wanted Maxey on campus this year to join the 2018 Wildcats. Greedy, I know. But there is always a place for a defensive stopper, regardless of how many guards may already be on a team.
No doubt that Maxey will be a huge addition for next year and be a major contributor no matter who returns and who leaves for the NBA.
I am anxious to see how well Maxey plays at the Peach Jam this weekend. Safe to say that he is probably going to ball out.