Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey to enter 2020 NBA Draft

By By Paul DiGiacomo 7 April 2020 3
Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey to enter 2020 NBA Draft

Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will forego his final three years of eligibility and enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

Maxey is expected to be a lottery pick after tying for second on the Wildcats this season in scoring (14.0 points per game).

The 19-year-old also finished second in assists (3.2) and ranked third in rebounding (4.3). 

Southeastern Conference coaches selected the 6-foot-3 Maxey to the SEC All-Freshman Team and he was also named to the All-SEC Second Team.

"I know I'm a better player and man for embracing the challenge of playing for Kentucky," Maxey said in a release on Monday.

"It's time for my next challenge though. My dream has always been to play in the NBA and I know I'm prepared for this because I'm Wildcat made.”

Maxey joins sophomore guard Ashton Hagans as Kentucky players to leave early for the draft. 

Hagans is projected to be selected in the second round. 

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