|Tyrese Maxey Quick Info
|6 ft 2 in
|Date of Birth
|November 4, 2000
Tyrese Maxey is an American professional basketball player who played as a shooting guard for South Garland High School and then played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. He then went on to play for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being drafted in the 2020 NBA draft.
Tyrese Kendrid Maxey
Dallas, Texas, United States
During the NBA season, he resides in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, United States.
Tyrese Maxey studied at South Garland High School (SGHS). During his time there, he played as a shooting guard for the Colonels basketball team and averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.5 steals per game during his sophomore year. He went on to finish his high school basketball career averaging 21.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game as a senior.
Afterward, he enrolled at the University of Kentucky
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Tyrone Maxey (Was a college basketball player for the Washington State Cougars under head coach Kelvin Sampson and later turned to a career in coaching, Served as the director of player development for Southern Methodist University)
- Mother – Denyse Maxey
- Siblings – He has 3 sisters.
Shooting Guard / Point Guard
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm (Listed Height)
91 kg or 200.5 lbs (Listed Weight)
Race / Ethnicity
Tyrese Maxey has done endorsement work for brands such as New Balance Basketball.
Tyrese Maxey Favorite Things
- Childhood Basketball Player – Dwyane Wade
- Some Of His Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Films – Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Avengers
Source – Wikipedia
Tyrese Maxey Facts
- He grew up as a fan of former professional basketball player Dwyane Wade and when his father got to know about his son’s passion for wanting to be like Wade, he created a training program for his son which was inspired by his video analysis of NBA players Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving.
- Tyrese Maxey won a national championship with his Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) team when he was in 6th grade.
- He graduated high school at the top of his class and was named First-Team All-Area, a McDonald’s All-American, as well as was crowned Texas Mr. Basketball.
- Even when he was in his sophomore year of high school, he was considered by many as a five-star recruit and Rivals.com ranked him No. 14 in the country among high school basketball prospects.
- He was part of the United States men’s national under-19 basketball team for the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship in Canada when he was in high school.
- After graduating high school, Tyrese Maxey received offers from many universities including Michigan State, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Kentucky, and Southern Methodist University. He eventually decided to play for the University of Kentucky and signed a National Letter of Intent with the university in November 2018.
- In the 2020 NBA draft, he was selected 21st overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and he signed his rookie scale contract with the team on December 3, 2020.
- Tyrese Maxey has founded an organization named the Tyrese Maxey Foundation which has partnered with Youth Services, Inc., in order to help prevent truancy in Philadelphia-area schools.
- One of his childhood friends includes fellow NBA player R. J. Hampton.
- In 2021, his Voorhees home caught fire on Christmas Eve. It was the time when his family was visiting for the holiday but nobody was injured and the Philadelphia 76ers went on to provide Maxey with housing accommodations and other resources for him and his family.
- Tyrese Maxey is a huge fan of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has even compared himself to the character Spider-Man.
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