One of the top sophomores in the country, South Garland (TX) guard Tyrese Maxey is off to an outstanding start on the EYBL circuit with RM5 Elite. The 6’3 guard is averaging 15.1 points per game while shooting better than 45% from the field and 36% from three through 2 sessions.
An elite scorer with a great stroke that gets buckets at all 3 levels, Maxey — who ranks number 17 for the class of 2019 per Scout — has become one of the better on-ball prospects regardless of class.
“The biggest strength of my game is being able to create for myself,” Tyrese told Endless Motor Sports.
While Maxey likes the progress of his game so far this Spring, he welcomes the challenge of taking his game to another level.
“I’ve played pretty well, but I still need to play better for my team to make peach jam,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Tyrese added offers from Stanford, Florida State, West Virginia and UNLV in the last week alone. In addition to those 3 offers, Maxey tells Endless Motor Sports that Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, SMU, Texas Tech, TCU, Cal, and LSU have offered with Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, UCLA and Arizona all showing interest.
“Baylor, Texas, Oregon, SMU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are the schools I’m hearing from the most.”
Tyrese is in no hurry with his recruitment and does not have a leader or top group at the moment. “There are no standouts at this point, I want to take my time and pick the right school,” said Maxey.
For now Tyrese has a team-first menatality, and is focused on doing all he can to ensure that RM5 has a winning Spring/Summer on the circuit.
“My goal is for us to make Peach Jam, win the Great American Shootout in Dallas, and have a good showing in Vegas.”
We look for Tyrese to be one of the biggest names in the 2019 class. He has a college ready frame right now, good athleticism and elite scoring ability. His combination of size, ballhandling, and shooting at the guard spot puts him at the very top of the crop. While his scoring prowess grabs all the headlines, his ability as an on-ball defender impressed during EYBL session 2. An absolute stud on the court, Maxey is also a standout in the classroom, which makes him a special prospect indeed.