Tyrese Maxey

Team Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.88 m / 91 kg
Born Nov 4, 2000
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Tyrese
Team History
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 2020 - present

Tyrese Maxey is a professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association in the United States. He was drafted into the NBA in 2020 and was a first-round pick in the draft. Prior to turning pro, he played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. When he was a senior in high school, he was named Texas Mr. Basketball in 2019.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Tyrese Maxey was born on November 4, 2000, in Dallas, Texas. He stands 188 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. A shooting guard and point guard, Maxey plays right-handed. His father played college basketball under Coach Kevin Sampson of the Washington State Cougars.

He is childhood friends with RJ Hampton. Outside of basketball, he is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also runs a charitable foundation, the Tyrese Maxey Foundation.

High School and College Career

He attended South Grand High School in Garland Texas. In his senior year, he was named 2019’s Texas Mr. Basketball. He received a number of offers going into college, including those from the University of California Los Angeles and the Southern Methodist University. He eventually committed to the University of Kentucky.

In 2020, he was named to both the SEC All-Freshman Team and the Second-team All-SEC.

Professional Career

He declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, forgoing the rest of his college eligibility. He was originally anticipated to be a lottery draft but was instead selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. He was the 21st overall pick.

He signed a rookie-scale contract with the team in December 2020. Soon after, Head Coach, Doc Rivers decided that Maxey was going to be a main “bench guy”. He made his NBA debut just before Christmas 2020. He played in the 2021 NBA Summer League. He was later named to the 2022 NBA Rising Stars Challenge.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 - Second-team All-SEC
  • 2020 - SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2019 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2019 - Texas Mr. Basketball

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