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Who Is Tyrese Maxey? Bio, Age, Height & Net Worth

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With the 76ers thinking NBA Finals or bust this year with a 12-7 record, Philly fans will continue to voice their passion and die-hard belief throughout the sports betting sites in Pennsylvania, that All-Star center, Joel Embiid can replicate his MVP season last year. But, another key player that has consistently  adding that second-scoring anchor to Embiid, is Tyrese Maxey. If you’re in Philly or live and breathe 76ers, you don’t need us to tell you about Maxey’s prowess, but if you’re new to this young phenom, here’s the lowdown on Tyrese Maxey and how he balls on and off the court.

Tyrese Maxey’s On Court Impact

Tyrese Kendrid Maxey, a native of Dallas, Texas, was born on November 4, 2000. He has established himself as a highly skilled American professional basketball player, currently occupying the role of starting point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. Maxey’s family background reveals a strong affinity for sports, with his father, Tyrone Maxey, having previously played college basketball before venturing into coaching.

In 2018, Maxey burst onto the basketball scene with an extraordinary display of talent, leading South Garland High School to a historic victory in the Texas State High School basketball tournament. His exceptional abilities were quickly recognized, and he was hailed as a five-star recruit by his sophomore season.

After weighing his options, Maxey ultimately chose to commit to the University of Kentucky in May 2018. He wasted no time in making his mark at the collegiate level, delivering a sensational debut performance and etching his name in the school’s record books with an impressive 26-point display, a feat unmatched by any other freshman.

Following two fruitful college seasons, Maxey’s talents were recognized as he was chosen as the 21st overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020 NBA Draft. Initially, Maxey had limited opportunities to showcase his skills in the NBA, often finding himself on the bench during the 2020-21 season. However, a significant turn of events occurred in 2021 when a dramatic situation unfolded with Ben Simmons, resulting in his refusal to play for the 76ers.

The organization had to deal with off-court troubles as a result of this, but surprisingly, this unexpected twist of events turned out to be a fortunate outcome for Maxey. With Simmons missing, Maxey was given the opportunity to take the starting position, and he fully capitalized on it. Night after night, he delivered exceptional performances, solidifying his worth and displaying his potential as an outstanding player on the court.

Maxey’s performance during the 2022/23 season was nothing short of impressive, as he consistently averaged 20.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. His accuracy on the court was remarkable, boasting a shooting percentage of 48.1% from the field, with an impressive 43.4% from beyond the 3-point line.

But before the 2023 NBA season could tip off, the mercurial James Harden was traded to the Clippers, leaving Maxey with another chance to take his game to the next level. So far, this season, Maxey is averaging 27 points and more than six assists.

Tyrese Maxey’s Net Worth

Various online sources estimate that Tyrese Maxey’s net worth is around $4 million as of November 2023. His primary sources of income include his NBA contract earnings and endorsement deals with several renowned brands.

According to Sportrac, Tyrese Maxey’s earnings for the 2023-24 NBA season will amount to $4,343,920. He is presently signed with the Sixers on a rookie scale contract worth $12.1 million for a duration of four years, commencing from December 2, 2020.

Tyrese Maxey Off the Court

Situated in the idyllic township of Voorhees, New Jersey, Maxey presently calls it his home. On the eve of Christmas in 2021, an unexpected incident occurred when a fire broke out in his Voorhees residence. Fortunately, neither Maxey nor his family endured any harm from the flames.

The year 2021 witnessed the establishment of the ‘Tyrese Maxey Foundation’ by Tyrese Maxey, a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Garland, Texas. This foundation operates on the principles of faith, aiming to enrich and elevate families and communities through tangible actions.

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