Top Five 2014 recruit Trey Lyles cuts college destination down to six

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Trey Lyles, a top five recruit from the class of 2014, announced that he has narrowed down his list of college choices to six: Butler, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA.

“I’m just focused on those schools,” Lyles told the Indianapolis Star. “I like the style they play, they have rich legacies, have good coaches and I feel like I could be comfortable at any of them.”

Lyles’ decision, which came via Instagram on Sunday night, doesn’t include North Carolina or Indiana, the college he committed to as a freshman. Both teams had previously been on his short list. He has already completed two official visits; Lyles visited the University of Kentucky on Saturday and Lousiville the week before, and has planned visits to Duke, Florida and UCLA during March.

According to Busting Brackets, The 6-10 power forward is leaning towards Kentucky or Louisville.

“Kentucky has been pushing the hardest on Trey,” said the unnamed source. “And he’s certainly noticed. UK has a big edge in that regard.”

Lyles has a solid 230 lbs frame and has risen up the 2014 rankings due to his impressive versatility. His ball handling enables him to create from the perimeter and possesses a decent jump shot as well. His high basketball IQ and excellent feel for the game makes up what he lacks athletically.

Lyles is averaging is averaging 22 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists for Arsenal Tech and is  Scout.com’s No.4 recruit and ESPN’s No.5 in the 2014 class.


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