Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer on Tyrese Maxey: ‘He Plays With a Ton Of Confidence For a Young Guy’

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Tyrese Maxey has impressed basketball fans all year in only his second season in the League.

This year the 21-year old is averaging 17.3 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds for the current fourth seed Sixers as he shares the backcourt with veteran James Harden.

In a 118-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks last night, Maxey finished the game with seven points on 3-11 shooting from the floor. He played 40 minutes and tacked on six assists and one rebound.

Though it wasn’t his best performance, Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer gave the young star props on his game and the confidence he plays with on the floor.

“The thing that stands out more than anything is just his confidence.” Budenholzer told the SixerWire. He’s out there playing, having fun, competing, playing hard, taking shots, driving, attacking, he just plays with a ton of confidence for a young guy. It’s good for our League.”

After the trade of Ben Simmons to Brooklyn, Maxey has become a staple piece in the Sixers season. As the regular season wraps up, he’ll be a pivotal piece in the playoffs, especially as a shooter. The second-year guard is shooting 41.3 percent from three-point territory this season.

SLAM has followed the Kentucky product ever since his days in high school and participated in the 2018 Summer Classic in Dyckman Park. Seeing his skills translate to the pros shows the basketball community the League is indeed in good hands.