I didn't think this warranted a front page post, at least not yet. One of the top rated players in his class in the nation, Jaquan Lyle will be going to up against fellow Evansville school in Reitz tonight and I'll be there to catch the action. Lyle is a highly coveted recruit that is being pursued hard by the likes of nearly everyone. ESPN has him being pursued mostly by IU, Louisville, Purdue, Va Tech, Illinois and Xavier at the moment. I just thought it would be good to post right now the current thoughts on him by national recruiters, before my personal opinions of seeing him live for the first time bias the interpretation of the national thoughts.
The 6'4" Lyle is a super talented PG from Evansville, Indiana. He is a smooth combo guard who does a good job of getting into the lane and distributing once the defense collapses. He has a great handle on the ball and can break ankles as well as pass with some of the best of them. He has many different facets in his game that allow him to change his approach from one game to the next. One day he can beat you off the bounce and score 20 points and the next he'll play the distributor and let his teammates beat you with wide open shots. The biggest knock against him to this date is attitude. Conflicting reports say that he's fine and is growing out of his immature ways. Other reports say that he lets the game and the officials get to him and shows poor body language.
That is all for now. I will have a full write up tonight on the front page after getting a look at him.
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