With the 21ST overall pick the Sixers selected Tyrese Maxey from Kentucky. Maxey is a much needed shooting guard who averaged 14 points per game for a loaded Kentucky team.
Here is NBA.Com’s write up on Maxey before the draft
Tyrese Maxey is a capable all-around guard who can score in bunches when his jump shot is falling but proved to be a threat from all three levels during his freshman year at Kentucky. Emerging as a top prospect early in his prep career, Maxey helped the United States to a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship and was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit. Widely regarded as one of the top 10 prospects in the high school class of 2019 following his senior year at South Garland High School (TX), the Dallas native committed to Kentucky to play for Head Coach John Calipari.
Having arguably his best game of the season scoring 26 points on opening night in a victory over then top-ranked Michigan State, Maxey finished the year averaging 14 points, 4.3 and 3.1 assists per game to earn All-SEC 2nd Team honors solidifying himself as an x-factor for the top-10-ranked Wildcats.
Worth mentioning Jamie Lynch from the morning show really wanted Maxey so expect to hear an extra pep in his step tomorrow morning!