Kentucky fans will have a chance to see 6-3, 185-pound Texas guard Tyrese Maxey play three games in Marshall County Dec. 28-29. He’ll play one game Dec. 28 before South Garland plays two games on Dec. 29 in the Marshall County Holiday Classic.
“I know Kentucky fans are going to love him as a player because of the way he plays. But I also hope they love him for who he is because he’s really a good kid with a big heart and he’s going to enjoy BBN a lot,” Denyse Maxey, the UK commit’s mother, said.
South Garland went 36-3 last year and finished as runner-up in Class 6A last season. South Garland beat Sunrise Christian 77-71 last year. If that doesn’t impress you, consider that Sunrise beat Oak Hill Academy — and current UK freshman Keldon Johnson.
Maxey, a five-star combo guard, was named Offensive Player of the Session after averaging 24 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game during the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s stop in Indianapolis this summer and was on Team USA that won a gold medal in the under 18 FIBAS Americas Championship.
He averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocked shots per game last year for South Garland.
Garland’s teammate, shooting guard Chris Harris, is a three-star player who averaged 19.1 points per game last year. The 6-4 Harris has verbally committed to Texas A&M.
More details on the game pairings Dec. 28-29 will be released soon and advance tickets will be sold during the upcoming Marshall County Hoopfest Nov. 29-Dec. 1. That event will include another UK commit, Dontaie Allen of Pendleton County. He will play against host Marshall on Dec. 1. Kentucky recruiting target James Wiseman of Memphis will also play Dec. 1 in Hoopfest.