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Philadelphia takes Tyrese Maxey with 21st pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey reacts after making a basket during the second half of an NCAA...
Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey reacts after making a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State early Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. Kentucky won 69-62.(WYMT)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 10:06 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 at 10:20 PM EST
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SOUTHINGTON, CT. (WYMT) - Tyrese Maxey’s NBA dreams became a reality, as the Philadelphia 76ers took Maxey with the No. 21 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Maxey averaged 14.0 points per game for the 2019-2020 SEC champions. In addition, he added 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He shot 42.7% from the floor and made 33 3-pointers in 2019-20.

The Dallas, Texas native was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and was second team All-SEC in his time in Lexington.

Maxey was obviously emotional after being drafted.

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