Georgia Tech basketball has added to their 2020 recruiting class and has landed a commitment from three-star shooting guard Tristan Maxwell.
North Carolina native and three-star shooting guard Tristan Maxwell has joined Georgia Tech basketbal’s 2020 recruiting class. Former Yellow Jacked Up contributor Jared Halus of JacketsOnline.com which is part of the Rivals Network first reported the commitment on Monday evening. Maxwell joins Georgia native and three-star power forward Jordan Meka as members of the Jackets 2020 recruiting class.
Maxwell, is a consensus three-star prospect and is rated by Rivals as the 37th best shooting guard in the nation in the 2020 recruiting cycle. The Tar Heel State native had quite the offer list, holding offers from schools such as Gonzaga, Georgetown, Marquette, NC State, and Providence to just name a few.
Tristan is the son of former Florida Gators star and NBA veteran Vernon Maxwell. The elder Maxwell was a second round draft pick in the 1988 NBA Draft and would go onto have a 16-year career in the NBA playing for nine different franchises. He would retire following the 2000-2001 season after playing in 43 games for the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks. During his career, he won a pair of championships with the Houston Rockets in their back-to-back championship seasons in 1993-94 and 1994-95.
The younger Maxwell according to Rivals currently stands at 6-foot-3 and 195-pounds, that leaves some room for him to still grow and adding another inch or two to his stature wouldn’t be a bad thing.
In terms of the roster when Maxwell enrolls at Tech, the Jackets will have three other scholarship shooting guards on the roster as it stands right now. Those three shooting guards are set to be Shembari Phillips, Southern Cal transfer Jordan Usher and 2019 recruit Asanti Price. Phillips played for the Jackets last season appearing in 20 games but averaged just 2.1 points per game. Usher, hasn’t suited up as a Jacket yet but will be eligible this December. Price, on the other hand, is a player we believe could be an immediate impact player for the Jackets in 2019-20 thanks to his strong ability to shoot from beyond the arch. Which brings us to Maxwell’s opportunity with the Yellow Jackets.
According to a separate Rivals article, this one by Corey Evans , Maxwell is an elite scorer for “Team Charlotte” of the Under Armour circuit and has averaged 18.1 points per game while serving as the team’s primary scorer. As it’s widely known, under Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech has struggled mightily when it comes to scoring with that Maxwell could be an immediate impact guy at the next level if he can keep that scoring touch.
The Georgia Tech basketball team starts their 2019-20 season on November 5th when they take on the NC State Wolfpack at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.