Kentucky gets their first selection of the 2020 NBA Draft, with Tyrese Maxey being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 21 overall.
This is the first year since 2007 that John Calipari or Mike Krzyzewski didn't have a player selected within the first six picks of the draft. Last year, Kentucky didn't have their first selection until the 12th pick with PJ Washington to the Charlotte Hornets. That of course followed up with Tyler Herro with the very next pick, at 13th overall to the Miami Heat.
Tyrese Maxey played in 31 games at Kentucky, averaging 14.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 3.2 APG while shooting 42.7% from the field. He follows into a long lines of great point guards who came through Lexington to get to the NBA, including names such as John Wall, Tyler Ulis, De'Aaron Fox and so on.
Tyrese Maxey didn't wait to get started at Kentucky, as in his very first game he went off for 26 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal and 3 threes as he hit the game winner versus Michigan State, inside of Madison Square Garden in front of John Wall who was sitting courtside.
His highlights at Kentucky will go down as one of all-time greats.
We've now been through 11 seasons of the one-and-done era with John Calipari, and these never seem to get easier as it seems like Tyrese just got here for summer camp.
Best of luck to Tyrese Maxey, his family, and his career in Philly. Thanks for stopping in Lexington.