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NIKE EYBL Atlanta Top Underclassman: Tyrese Maxey

05/16/2017, 6:15pm EDT
By D1 Circuit Staff

After taking a couple sessions to ease into his role alongside elder players Gerald Liddell and Reggie Chaney, RM5 combo guard Tyrese Maxey not only stepped up for his team in Atlanta, he became their most productive player.

In four games - three wins - Maxey was a do-it-all catalyst that showed off glimpses of absolute brilliance.

Maxey has an uncanny ability to get into the lane at will, and he never struggled to finish once he was at the rim, even through contact. With his ballhandling ability and court vision, Maxey was able to get the most from his teammates down the stretch, especially important with the absence of Harmon.

After battling fellow sophomore Cole Anthony and picking up a huge session-opening win over No. 3 PSA Cardinals, Maxey took off. In the final three games, Maxey averaged 21 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

Maxey’s 17.8 PPG during the four games led the team, as does his current 16.0 PPG average overall. As RM5 makes its final push for the Peach Jam field, they will need everything they can get from this young man.

Fellow sophomore guard De'Vion Harmon was out with an injury, and Keonte Kennedy was ineligible after transferring over from Nike Pro Skills. Maxey made it clear that he's ready for an increase in production, and he should only be more effective with more talent at his disposal.

RM5 will be fighting for the Peach Jam lives in Los Angeles, and Maxey will be a focal point.

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