Michigan State and Michigan are both in the running to land the No. 2 point guard in the 2019 class.
Tyrese Maxey, a five-star prospect from Texas, announced on Twitter Thursday that he will make his commitment at 4 p.m. on May 9 from five finalists: Michigan State, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kentucky, who is presumed to be the favorite.
Maxey (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) is rated the No. 13 player in the nation in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He averaged 22.5 points, seven rebounds and 3.1 assists for South Garland High this past season.
However, Maxey has yet to make a decision about whether he'll reclassify to the 2018 class. Michigan State and Michigan both have a scholarship available for 2018, and no commits for 2019 yet.
When it comes to the Spartans and Wolverines, Maxey said he's drawn to Michigan State's success and Michigan's system.
“(Michigan State's) Tom Izzo is a legendary coach and he’s really good at winning championships,” he told Prep Circuit. “He’s been to multiple final fours so they have really good tradition there. They also get players to the league.
“Coach John Beilein is really good at having space with his offense. He lets his guards work and the culture of Michigan is great. He was telling about how Michigan is about more than just playing basketball. He wants me to enjoy my college experience and take in everything that is there.”