South Garland High School (Garland, TX)
Some of the most important lessons imparted upon a champion come from the agony of defeat. While the names of each champion go down in history, they are forged in the uphill battle to reach that very mantle.
Over the weekend, South Grand Prairie Junior point guard Tyrese Maxey learned that difficult lesson after putting up 46-points in a crushing 76-80 neutral playoff lost to Tompkins High School (Katy, TX). In the first Texas Boys Basketball Tournament appearance in school history, a season-high scoring performance wasn’t enough to push the Colonels over the flying Falcons in a matchup of two of North Texas’ top ranked programs.
Maxey was named to the 2016-2017 MaxPreps Boys Basketball Sophomore All-American Team, as one of the nation’s premiere young talents. Maxey won additional recognition from MaxPreps, being named Player of the Game honors by MaxPreps.com, behind a 25-point, 6-rebound, and 5-steal performance over rival Garland High School in November.
Maxey Lead South Grand Prairie to a 36-3 record, going undefeated record against district opponents this season with an average of nearly 22-points per game. The 6-foot, 2-inch junior terrorized Allen High, scoring 44-points with a broken finger, which Maxey bested in the losing effort.
Tyrese Maxey’s undeniable talent is abundantly obvious to any witnesses, or curious soul reviewing his team’s box scores.
Almost every division one recruiter in the country will have his most recent effort shown to them as an example all of his potential at the next level, but no tape or highlight reel does the completeness of this player justice. Tyrese Maxey has already received scholarship offers from Kentucky, Michigan State, Texas, and Oklahoma; but the 17-year-old standout has yet to commit.