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Tyrese Maxey was born and raised in a suburb of Dallas — Garland, TX where he lived with his family, Tyrone, Denyse Maxey (parents), siblings, and grandmothers. Tyrese has always desired to play basketball at the professional level. With his Dad’s collegiate, High School, and Coaching experience,  coupled with Tyrese’s love for the game, at age 4 Tyrese played on his first youth game. He would often watch his dad train athletes and imitate his version of Coaching by drawing out plays.


Fast Forward to high school—Tyrese served as a point guard and shooting guard on South Garland’s Varsity Basketball team for all four years. In 2019, during his junior year Tyrese, along with his fellow teammates, led the team to the school’s first Class 6A Region II state semifinals where he broke the State’s record scoring 46 points. The following year Tyrese led the team to the 6A Regional Finals. His hard work and perseverance on and off the court led Tyrese to finish his senior year ranked No. 1 in the State of TX, No. 10 on the overall prospect recruit, and named 2018-2019 McDonald All- American. He also played internationally helping the USA U18 FIBA men’s team win a gold medal in Canada and graduated top 5 percent of his high school graduating class.


Tyrese signed with the University of Kentucky at the end of his junior year, where he studied exploratory studies in Communication. As a freshman guard, Tyrese was a 2019-2020 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll member and made the SEC All-

Freshman Team. In April of 2020, Tyrese announced his entrance into the 2020 NBA draft. Tyrese was selected as a first-round overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, as a point guard.  As a rookie, he was ranked 9th overall among all NBA rookies.


In addition to basketball, Tyrese seeks to be an inspiration by impacting others in a positive way. The influence his parents had on him as well as his upbringing has motivated him to give back to others through his community commitment.


Tyrese has seen every Marvel Movie since 2008 and hopes to one day pursue a career as an actor!


Philadelphia Sports Writers Association

Tyrese received the Ed Snider Humanitarian of the Year award.


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