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Trey Lyles’ coach says he is looking for coach who can help him achieve his dream

Earlier this morning, Trey Lyles’ high school coach Jason Delaney joined Larry Vaught on 630 WLAP to talk about Lyles’ recruitment and the Marshall County Hoopfest. Over the course of the past week, the chatter and buzz surrounding the likelihood of Lyles to Kentucky has picked up considerably. The former Indiana commit seems to be in a really good place with Kentucky, and the news has started to trickle out through various outlets. Confidence in Lyles to Kentucky would be the phrase I would use to describe the last week of news.

Delaney had nothing but the best things to say about Lyles as a person and as a player. “Anytime I talk about Trey, it’s his character above all. He’s a great young man, a great student in the classroom and very loyal. He works extremely hard. He kind of stays to himself. He doesn’t go out all the time. He’d rather be at home watching old films of Magic Johnson.”

When asked about how Lyles remains a normal kid amidst all of the hype surrounding his recruitment, “You can’t tell that he’s the #4 player in the nation, or whatever they have him ranked. He’s very, very humble. That starts at home. His mother and father have done such a great job of raising him. You can’t tell. He handles it like a pro. He just goes out there and continues to work and get better, and he takes coaching. He gives back to the community as well…talking to elementary students.”

Lyles is an impressive kid, and one who the entire community rallies around, “We are an inner city school and there hasn’t been a lot to cheer about in recent years. He’s a 3.8 student and takes honor classes. He’s a good role model.”

As good as Lyles is, Delaney says he is constantly working on his craft with his father. “He’s constantly working on getting better. His strength, his conditioning. Just in the past year, he’s put on about 25 pounds of muscle.”

Vaught asked Delaney what some of the most important things are to Lyles when picking a school: “The relationship. Trey is a quiet kid and you have to have his trust. The other thing is development. How does the program or the coaching staff develop them once they get there? He has the dream of going one-and-done or two-and-done. So who’s going to help him achieve that? That’s something you have to look at. Can they help you achieve your dream of getting to the next level?”

If those are the things Lyles is looking for the most, the Kentucky/Lyles relationship would seem to be a perfect fit.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

31 Comments for Trey Lyles’ coach says he is looking for coach who can help him achieve his dream



  1. In The Know
    11:37 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    If UK is willing to give his father a job, he will sign there. Word in Indy is his father wanted a job at IU and Crean refused. This sort of quid pro quo is right up Cal’s alley and not shocking UK leads.



  2. theSkinny81
    11:40 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    1 – Yeah, like when he got Marquise Teague’s dad a job…. wait, that was Louisville… and they still didn’t get him….



  3. L1C4
    11:41 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    He will be a Card? We are looking for an assistant coach.



  4. Candy Stripers
    11:42 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    We do it the right way.



  5. JB007
    11:51 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Hey boy! Hey girl! We’re cooking up some Cajun jambaliar with pork sausage and loads of trinity. Football season is here!!!!!!!!!



  6. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    11:53 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I look forward to watching Trey Lyles as a Wildcat.



  7. Kelvin Sampson says
    11:53 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Yea ditto 1 and 4 We do it the right way



  8. BBN
    11:54 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    #5, JB007, calm down Francis.



  9. jasonapple
    11:55 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    #4you lose the “right” way.Didn’t you all just come off probation? Smh..Put or candy cane pants on and eat a can of Vienna sausage.



  10. Lee Martin
    11:56 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Princeton ky ‘s Emma tally up one after 18. Us women’s am



  11. In The Know
    11:58 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    If we had Cody and Vic this season, we would be 40 0!



  12. JB007
    12:03 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    #8 BBN,

    Are you the hall monitor? Go getchu some rabbit food and milk o’magnesia. It’ll do to body GOOD, Francesca.



  13. jasonapple
    12:03 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    If we had john wall,Demarcus Cousins,Brandon Knight,Anthony Davis,Michael Kidd,Terrance Jones,doron lamb,Archie Goodwin,nerlins noel,we would win the NBA finals!



  14. Wes
    12:03 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I will make Trey and his family wealthy before he plays a second in college.



  15. Clint Hurtt
    12:06 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    14 – i huuurd dat.



  16. JB007
    12:07 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I am a wiener?



  17. JB007
    12:10 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    BBN is so sly posting comments as big JB. Wha, wha, whaaaaaa.

    Tampax Pearls are your favorite, yes?



  18. Duck Dynasty
    12:13 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Season starts this Wednesday.



  19. Matt
    12:37 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Trey Lyles and James Blackmon Jr. are Louisville bound! L1C4!!



  20. tuxedo park
    12:43 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I think Cal paid Oladipo and Zeller to suck balls in the tourney so IU would lose.



  21. UK
    12:48 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    19) Jealousy makes opposing fans a little b****. Thats why UofL fans are always on this board posting. That’s why Matt changed his mind.



  22. aCATSfan21
    1:17 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve never in my life even thought about trolling UL and IU sites (If they have enough fans to even exist). This is OUR site for OUR fans for OUR comments. Stay off losers (and obviously you are losers bc you don’t have anything better to do.) And besides Montrezl Harrell who have either of you won a recruiting battle against us? So do you really think you’re getting Trey and James?



  23. Reality
    1:38 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    #23 is a hillbilly and like to suck off jones



  24. Bobbum man
    1:58 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    So if he wants to achieve his dream I guess goin to UL and sittin the bench the first year or two would be a good option



  25. Louisville1Cal4
    2:17 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    If Lyles wants to be one or two & done then he deff. won’t go to UofL since Pitino can’t develope players that fast. He’ll be a 4 year player with his skills diminished over the course of time.



  26. jugg
    2:26 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    #11 if ifs and buts were candy and nuts we would all have a merry Christmas!



  27. Gosh Darn!
    2:50 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know who you are #14, but you sure bring some original ideas to this board! Wish I could meet you in person.



  28. J in Orlando
    3:37 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    I can see a lot of disappointment by IU and UL fans that come over here…it’s pretty simple…he wants to play in the elite 8, so IU is out (they are a “Sweet 16 ceiling” program now…and he wants to play in a system and under a coach who can improve his draft stock (and thus his family’s financial future) rather than play under a coach/system that will sabotage his future and risk being a 4 year/2nd round pick player, so UL is out…there is only one coach/school he has seriously considered that can provide the best chance at winning and improved draft stock



  29. bigbluebear
    3:39 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Funny how alike tardinal/loosier fans really are, beyond their team colors, as they have two of the most ‘red(neck)’ fan bases in the country. Chock full/mainly consisting of fans that have never attended/ have a family history of attending their universities. Either that or they have never once even attended an athletic event w/their fellow fans or live in a ‘state’s(pun intended) of never ending denial. As shown by both sets calling us ‘cheaters’ while signing criminals no one else will touch/serving on probation for most of the last decade. Not too mention losing to us everytime we play. And when they finally manage their first ‘victories’ in the last 5yrs against us they commemorate it w/a ring, midseason. This should be enough reason/evidence for those who question their apparent/obvious need to use our program/superiority in every way as a measuring stick/stick for stirring up shite so we can also get a taste of their permanant palate fixture. Living/born/raised in Louisville I know them both for what they truly are, wannabes. Southern loosiers want to work/hangouts/marry Louisville/Ian’s. Louisville fans are mainly newly minted/moved from outside/they are only 2nd gen. in Ky./couldn’t get into UK back in the day. They root for either mainly for the sake of being our anatagonists. Many friends w/o a bone of athleticism/knowledge of any sport I have had growing up b/c tares SOULY for the purpose of arguing w/me! Ofcourse knowing nothing about whatever sport it may be only adds fuel to their brushfire of apparent inadequacies. Sad thing is as their knowledge slowly grows so.then dies their contempt. Just let them chirp as the ‘Big Blue Mist’s engulves them both for good.GBB!!!



  30. J in Orlando
    3:44 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    11 Actually you would lose in the Sweet 16…under crean you will never see the elite 8 because he avoids the elite programs away from home…



  31. bigcatstanding
    12:38 am August 12, 2013 Permalink

    I would say he should choose Rick Pitino if his dream is to play college ball 3 or 4 years. because rick has the stymie affect on most top recruits. Or he could choose John Calipari and not be held back, and at the same time being prepared for the NBA. But if he is a me player we don’t need him. IN LINE FOR #9 GO BIG BLUE $$$$$←→