Busting Brackets

Trey Lyles Down to Two Teams


Mar 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and his team celebrate on the sidelines against the Villanova Wildcats during the second half of a quarterfinal game during the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Louisville won 74-55. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The rivalry between Louisville and Kentucky doesn’t just exist on the court. It extends to the recruiting game as well and going forward, it’s about to heat up. One of the best forwards from the 2014 class, Trey Lyles, has officially cut his list down to two and it’s become between the Wildcats and the Cardinals.

Originally an Indiana commit, Lyles is now deciding between the two schools that are close to home. Having some well established coaches on both teams also probably didn’t hurt the school’s odds.

"“The closeness to home was a big deal,” Lyles told the Indy Star.“Of course, the coaches too. Both of them have won national championships and both have developed players and put them in the NBA. Going on the visits that I have to both schools, they make you feel like you are part of the family. Another big thing was the instruction the coaches give. It’s not just the assistants, but the head coaches doing a lot of the instruction.”"

Lyles is a very versatile big man who can stretch the floor with his shooting and his passing. Not to mention that the big man can definitely mix it up in the low post, Lyles is one of the most complete players in high school basketball. He will be ready to be inserted into any lineup once he reaches the NCAA and will make either UK or UL better teams from the get-go.

According to Lyles’ father, the big man is planning a spring decision.