Tyrese Maxey is fresh off his rookie season playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 20-year-old is looking to become a household name in Philadelphia.
After averaging 14 points and 3.2 assists per game while helping Kentucky claim an SEC title in 2020, Maxey scored 8 points per game for the Sixers last season starting a handful of games and playing 15.3 minutes per night. This was a solid first step for the young pro, and the former Wildcat is beginning to make a name for himself in “The City of Brotherly Love”.
The Texas native and former five-star recruit was invited out to a Philadelphia Phillies game in late July to throw out the first pitch. To document the event, the 76ers had a camera crew following Maxey throughout the evening. At Citizens Bank Park, Maxey practices the first pitch indoors, talks with fans, and gets to meet the Phillies’ new draft pick. The nerves were present for the point guard.
“I’m extremely nervous,” Maxey said.” You know, I thought I got nervous for basketball games, but I’m extremely nervous right now, but it’s all fun, and I hope I do well.”
With the Philadelphia Phanatic acting as a catcher, Maxey does his best to throw a strike down the middle of the plate. The former fan favorite in Lexington is quickly gaining followers in Philadelphia.