Tyrese Maxey, who is a UK Basketball commit, helped lead the United States under 18 team to a 118-26 victory over Panama in the FIBA Championships.
Maxey did most of his scoring in the first period as the Americans led 43-0 after the first quarter and 45-0 before Panama finally scored. The U.S. led 70-8 at the half.
Maxey finished with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in front of his future coaches, John Calipari and Tony Barbee. The USA team is now 2-0 in pool play and takes on Puerto Rico Tuesday night at 6:00 PM.
Maxey has committed to the 2019 season but is considering reclassifying to the upcoming 2018 season.
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