Tyrese Maxey was born and raised in the Garland, TX, the suburbs of Dallas. His parents are Tyrone and Denyse Maxey. Tyrese was always fond of the game of basketball. With his dad’s collegiate basketball experience and Tyrese’s love for the game, Tyrese played on his first youth team at the age of 4. He would often watch his dad Coach and imitate his version of Coaching and drawing out plays.
Fast Forward to high school, Tyrese served as a point guard and shooting guard on the South Garland’s Varsity Basketball team for all four years of his high school career. Tyrese, along with his fellow teammates, led the team to the 2018 Class 6A state semifinals and the 2019 Class 6A Region II Finals in his junior and senior year. His hard work and persistence 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, named 2018-2019 McDonald All- American, internationally helped the USA U18 FIBA men’s team win a gold medical in Canada and graduated top 5% of his high school graduating class.
Tyrese signed with the University of Kentucky at the end of his junior year, where he studied in 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. On Monday, April 6, 2020, Tyrese Maxey announced his entrance into the 2020 NBA draft. Tyrese was the 21 st overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, where he serves as a point guard on both the defensive and offensive side. Tyrese is ranked 9 th overall among all NBA rookies.
Aside from basketball, Tyrese seeks to be an inspiration by impacting others in a positive way. From the influence his mother and father had on him and his upbringing, he hopes to do the same for others through his involvement in the community. Tyrese also has seen every Marvel Movie since 2008 and hopes to one day pursue a career as an actor after retiring from basketball.