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Tyrese Maxey Staying in 2019 is Great News for John Calipari


Tyrese Maxey announced his commitment to Kentucky Wednesday evening.


Maxey’s decision to attend Kentucky was easy to predict, however, which class he would be apart of was not. Ultimately, Maxey decided to remain in the 2019 class, which is big news for Kentucky.


Kentucky is already set with Quade Green returning, along with incoming five-star freshman Immanuel Quickley on the way. Additionally, 2019 UK commit Ashton Hagans is expected to move to 2018.


Maxey would fit in perfectly alongside those three, but he’s more important to Kentucky’s 2019 class. He’s a great building piece; along with UK commit D.J. Jeffries. He can also begin working his magic to help others join what could be a loaded class for John Calipari.


Related: Maxey Announces Commitment to Kentucky; Will Remain in 2019 Class


The Garland, Texas guard could play a key role in landing James Wiseman, the top player and 2019 target for Kentucky. Wiseman told SEC Country during session two of the EYBL that he would like to play with Maxey and Hagans.


In addition to Green, Quickley, and possibly Hagans, Kentucky will have Tyler Herro and Jemarl Baker in the backcourt next season. That alone is enough to compete for another SEC Championship and a ninth NCAA crown.


Maxey will be in Atlanta this weekend to compete in session three of the EYBL. It will be interesting to see what Wiseman has to say about Maxey staying in 2019.

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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at

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