December 2, 2020Signed a two-year, $5.08 million contract with the 76ers.
Maxey was born Nov. 4, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. He is the son of Denyse and Tyrone Maxey. His father, Tyrone, played basketball at Washington State and is the Director of Recruiting for SMU's basketball team. Tyrese has three sisters: Denasia, Talia and Keiara. Maxey has seen every Marvel movie since 2008. Maxey played his high school ball at South Garland High School in Garland, Texas, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. He was named to the 2018 USA Today All-Texas First Team and was a McDonald's All-American selection. After high school, he was tabbed as the No. 10 overall prospect by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index. For college, he chose Kentucky over Texas, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma State. During his one year at Kentucky, Maxey performed exploratory studies in agriculture before opting to leave college to pursue an NBA career. Fans can follow the guard via @TyreseMaxey on both Twitter and Instagram.College/International Summary
A consensus five-star recruit coming out of high school, Maxey was able to live up to expectations in his first and only season with Kentucky. He made his collegiate debut in a high-profile game Nov. 5 against Michigan State, scoring 26 points off the bench in a seven-point victory. Maxey moved into the starting lineup three games later and never looked back. His season-high of 27 points came in an OT victory Dec. 28 against Louisville, and he posted a season-best eight assists just a few games later against Georgia. When it was all said and done, Maxey finished third on the team in scoring (14.0 PPG) and second in three-pointers made (33). He made the SEC All-Freshman team and was second-team All-SEC before officially declaring for the draft shortly after the season's conclusion.