Ranking the top 10 Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: Where do Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro land?

Kentucky has produced some of the top players in the NBA. Where do the Miami Heat stars rank among current players?

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9. Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers, Kentucky 2020

Tyrese Maxey
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As a Heat fan, it is blasphemous to call anyone other than Dwyane Wade Flash, but the Wildcats have two players with similar turbos. Tyrese Maxey is undoubtedly one of them. Don't blink; you'll miss the young All-Star who will win Most Improved this year.

Maxey's impeccable speed aids his fishing ability. When he's guarded one-on-one, all he needs is one push dribble from his left to his right hand, leaving 99 percent of players in the dust. If there's a big in the paint after the blow-by, Maxey has no problem slaying giants.

His touch around the rim is feathery. Shooting 62% around the rim at merely six feet one is nothing to sneeze at. Transition baskets, floaters, and tough contact finishes make up his finishing bag. 

With James Harden's departure, Maxey has shown he can handle the workload as a valid number two option. The 76ers found a diamond in the rough to pair with Embiid for the foreseeable future.