- Paul Biancardi, Basketball Recruiting
Trey Lyles is the nation’s No. 7 player overall and No. 2 at power forward.
Lyles will play his college basketball in the state of Kentucky, as his top two choices are Kentucky and Louisville. His final decision is planned for early November.
Here's a breakdown of his game.
All the physical tools are in place for Lyles to be an outstanding big man. Let’s focus in on his hands, head and footwork. To say he possesses a secure pair of hands is an understatement. His hands are large, and once he obtains possession of the ball, he rarely lets anyone take the ball or bat it away from him. He also has soft finger tips that create a release and rotation on his jump shot, which is impressive. He can use either hand to finish at the rim. He has a big advantage in releasing the ball before the shot-blocker arrives. His head is in the game from a basketball standpoint so he can process a play, understand spacing and where he and teammates are at all times.