The 2019 Mc Donald's All-American Game will be played March 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dallas, Texas will be represented by South Garland 2019 6'4 G Kentucky signee Tyrese Maxey and Rockwall 2019 6'7 G Louisville signee Sam Williamson. These two young men are outstanding on and off the floor. The two prospects who will now be rivals in the annual Kentucky vs Louisville game next year took different paths to get to this point.
Tyrese Maxey has long been regarded as one of the top players in his class. He's taken on every challenge and came out on top for the most part over the last 4 years. I think a lot of people knew before Tyrese even got to HS he would definitely be in the conversation for this game.
TheTB5Reports: How does it feel to be selected to a prestigious event like the McDonald's All-American Game?
Tyrese Maxey: It’s honestly a dream come true! I’ve Been working hard for this day and I’m just glad I can scratch this achievement off a list of many goals!
TheTB5Reports: Of course this is a huge individual honor, who helped you get to this point?
Tyrese Maxey: Praise to the man upstairs who blessed me with these talents and big shout-out to my family members who’ve been by my side through the entire process! Also special thanks to Coach Josh he always put me in position to play against the best so I could prove I belonged! Coach Rod and Coach Tim have also helped me develop my game and continue to get better! Last I’d like to thank Coach Parker for holding me accountable these last 4 years which has made me a better player and more importantly a better person!
TheTB5Reports: What are your goals for the rest of your last HS season?
Tyrese Maxey: I want my state ring!! That’s my main goal this year and was a huge reason why I returned to South Garland for my senior year!
Sam Williamson was a relatively unknown prospect until after his sophomore year of HS. He has ascended as much as any prospect over the last two years in the country with some huge individual performances on big stages. Sam went from being unranked to top 30 in the country in about 18 months. That is a testament to his hard work and development.
Kellen C. Buffington