Tyrese Maxey was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 21st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and the Garland, Texas native became a fan favorite instantaneously. In 196 games through three full seasons, he’s averaged 15.4 points and 3.3 assists, shooting 47.9% from the field, 41.4% from three, and 85.8% from the free throw line.
In the 2022-23 season, Maxey appeared in 60 games, starting 41, and averaged a career high in points (20.3), three-point percentage (43.4%), and steals (0.8). His three-point percentage average ranked fifth in the NBA on the season and fourth all-time in 76ers history. In a game against the Toronto Raptors on October 28, he drained a career-best nine threes en route to a career-high 44 points.
Before coming to the Sixers, Maxey was a star at the University of Kentucky. In his lone season with the Wildcats, he averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists, earning spots on both the All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman Team. Additionally, he was named SEC Freshman of the Week three times, and earned SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll recognition.
Maxey has three sisters and prides himself on having seen every Marvel movie since 2008.