NCAA Basketball

Trey Lyles: 2014 Indiana Verbal Decides to Re-Open Recruitment

Trey Lyles, one of the top prospects from the class of 2014, has decided to re-open his recruitment from Indiana.

Lyles, a 6-foot-8 forward, has been verbally pledged to the Hoosiers since September of 2010.

Lyles’ high school coach, Jason Delaney, tweeted the decision on Tuesday afternoon, yet reiterated that Lyles still has Indiana at No. 1 on his list. Delaney said that Lyles would like to have something to compare the Hoosiers too.

Given his overall talent and potential, Lyles’ decision may not seem all that shocking, especially considering he will only be a junior at the high school level this season. That, in turn, can be compared to the simple fact that Lyles had been a verbal commitment to the Hoosiers for nearly two years now.

In fact, Peegs.com reporter Jeff Rabjohns tweeted out his own thoughts, saying schools like Kentucky and Syracuse had been pushing hard on Lyles recently.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lyles currently attends Arsenal Technical H.S. (IN), where Delaney is head coach.

Lyles had been receiving attention from a number of Big Ten schools over the course of the past few years, including Ohio State and Purdue. Expect others, such as Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina, among others, to also come up for Lyles.

However, Indiana and head coach Tom Crean will likely remain steady on Lyles, themselves. As coach Jason Delaney said on Tuesday, the Hoosiers could still very well be the school that Lyles attends in 2014.

ESPN ranks Lyles as the No. 7 prospect within the class, while Rivals pins him at No. 9.

 

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