Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent rebounder for his size
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Can be too inconsistent in games
Questionable feel for the game
Tyrese Maxey is a very athletic, skilled combo guard that can help his team in a variety of ways. He is a scorer that can put up points in a hurry, and he also can run the point if needed to do so.
However, he will also need to play more under control, as he can be mistake prone on both ends of the floor. He also struggled to consistently make outside shots, and he did not shoot the three-ball very well this year.
Maxey is a player that may be a high upside prospect, but his struggles to consistently make jump shots and his low assist totals for a player his size may be concerning. Right now, he projects to be a mid first round pick in the 2020 draft.
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