Trey Lyles is a player with a complete post-up game already, and that is why he is one of the top players in the 2014 class. He needs to work on his ball handling, but his defense is already tenacious. He is the rare young player who looks just as comfortable with his back to the basket and he is deadly efficient when he catches the ball down low. Lyles initially committed to Indiana, but he reopened his commitment last summer. He is considering a lot of top programs, but has yet to make a decision. He will probably be really boring and go to either Duke or Kentucky, but watch out for his home state Butler Bulldogs as a dark horse recruiting threat.
Lyles is the number one ranked PF in the 2014 class according to Scout.com; the improvement in his game over the last year is tangible and that should be the main reason top programs are interested. The ceiling for Lyles is pretty high and we haven’t even witnessed what he is truly capable of. He is a player who already has an impact on both ends of the floor with his ability to block shots on defense and post guys up on the offensive end. If you don’t believe me, then check this out.
Lyles may end up on his home state Butler Bulldogs, or he might spurn the mid major for a big time conference program. Either way he will be one of the best power forwards in college basketball no matter where he goes.