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2014 PF Trey Lyles is Healthy, But Not Ready to Make His Decision

Back from a knee injury this weekend, 2014 PF Trey Lyles wants everyone to know that, while he’s ready to play ball again, he’s not ready to make his college decision.  And won’t be for another year.  According to ZagsBlog:

“I’ll probably make a decision after the next high school season.  I’m just trying to take my time and think it through this time. I’m just waiting to see what’s best for me.”

Lyles, who hadn’t played a game in nine weeks before participating in last weekend’s Bill Hensley Memorial Run-n-Slam Basketball Classic (longest event name ever), looked to be plenty healthy as he threw down dunks for Spiece Indy Heat.  That AAU name might sound familiar, as it was home to Marquis Teague only two years ago.  Lyles and co. went 6-1, but he was most excited to just be playing ball again, finally.

I am just happy to be out here being able to play and get back on the court with the guys.  This is the first time I ever had to go that long without playing basketball,” Lyles told the News-Sentinel.

Lyles is being recruited by Duke, Butler, UCLA, Louisville, Florida, and Kentucky, but as of now, there isn’t a favorite.  The #4 prospect in his class maintains that he’s focused more on his game at the high school level than he is at the college level.  That decision is still a long way away, and for now he’s just taking his time and smelling the roses.

“(Recruiting) has really slowed down since I narrowed it down to the top six.  I haven’t talked to a lot of coaches since I haven’t been playing, but no one is really standing out above anyone right now.”

And, finally, “Everybody is equal.”  While that’s probably true for his ranking, we know that not all recruiting pitches are created equal.  Lyles said that while he looks at what schools and programs have to offer, he admits that he’s keeping an eye on other 2014 players that might land at his target school.  “The players that they got coming in with me is also a big thing that I look into.”  Lyles, meet Karl Towns, Jr.  I’m sure you two would get along fantastically, both in the frontrcourt and on midnight trips to Tolly Ho.  Think about it.

Article written by Corey Nichols

7 Comments for 2014 PF Trey Lyles is Healthy, But Not Ready to Make His Decision



  1. CatFan4444
    9:20 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    Oh joy, Wiggins part 2.



  2. Musehobo
    9:56 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    1) Yeah damn him for waiting to make a college choice until he’s a senior. He must be one of “attention hogs” like Wiggins.

    Sheesh people.



  3. Or He...
    10:01 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    might just want to wait to see which CATS leave and who stays.. so he has a true idea of what the team will look like. Get used to this.. the top players will all wait to commit, so they can know who their team mates will be.



  4. Kiddekat
    10:01 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    I should think being away from the courts for that long, he has had plenty of time to think of a college choice. I believe he is waiting to see who comes back and who the schools bring in before he makes his final decision. Can’t blame him for that, although I agree that it is a bit nerve-wracking for the fans.



  5. Kiddekat
    10:05 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry Or He…Says,
    We posted practically the same thing at the exact same time – good minds run a true course.



  6. Jack Nicklaus
    10:31 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan is in big trouble….’squatches can smell fear from miles away.



  7. imactastic
    11:27 am May 6, 2013 Permalink

    lemond loves that dong