College basketball is in dire need of a gravitational superstar now that Zion Williamson has made the leap to the pros after a brilliant year at Duke. Well, that superstar might have revealed himself last night in what should be one of the seminal performances of the 2019-20 season.
Star Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey was totally unbothered by the prospect of playing a Tom Izzo defense in his first collegiate action, as he led the Wildcats to a 69-62 upset of No. 1 Michigan State thanks to his 26 points.
Maxey, a 6-3 combo guard from Garland, Texas, showed the ability to get to the rim and pull up from outside with equal ease. While that should come easy for a player of his caliber, the fact that he was going up against Cassius Winston and a Spartans team that appeared to be as deep as they come makes his performance all the more stunning.
This certainly won't be the last show-stopper from Maxey in this John Calipari offense.
Calipari has done it again, as he convinced a hyper-athletic future All-Star to come to Lexington. The Wildcats will surely reap the benefits of Maxey's play in March.