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Kentucky Wildcats freshman Tyrese Maxey announces himself as a star

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Tyrese Maxey didn’t even start for John Calipari on Tuesday evening, but after having a stellar game in the World’s Most Famous Arena, he left as a talent worth watching for the remainder of the 2019-20 college basketball season.

In Kentucky’s win over the No. 1 ranked Michigan State Spartans, Maxey finished with 26 points, including a monster deep three to put a nail in Tom Izzo’s figurative coffin.

Afterwards, humans were impressed.

“He put on a show,” Izzo said. “He’s got great intangibles. He’s happy-go-lucky but plays hard.”

According to Cal, he wanted his youngster to be aggressive coming off the bench.

“I wanted him to come in firing,” Calipari said.

As for Maxey himself, he knew he was capable of this kind of performance thanks to work he’s put in.

“Honestly, I just trust my training,” Tyrese Maxey said. “I shot that shot a thousand times.”

Following a great early season victory, the Kentucky Wildcats return home to play Eastern Kentucky on Friday.

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