Crean watches Bosse freshman Jaquan Lyle

  • 12/15/2010 7:49 am in

Tom Crean is continuing his push to add to Indiana’s already stellar 2014 class and on Tuesday night, the third-year IU coach made an appearance at Evansville Memorial to watch Bosse freshman Jaquan Lyle.

The 6-4, 185-pound Lyle, who picked up an offer from the Hoosiers earlier this fall, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half in a 74-65 road win. He also had 10 rebounds and four assists.

Also in attendance to see Lyle: Illinois head coach Bruce Weber and Purdue assistant Paul Lusk.

Here’s a rundown of Lyle’s numbers in Bosse’s first two games:

+ Twenty points and 10 rebounds in a 62-55 loss to Jeffersonville on Nov. 27.

+ Nineteen points in a 76-72 upset of Princeton on Dec. 10.

Bosse (2-1) will host Cody Zeller and the Washington Hatchets on Friday night.

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  • Kelin OlaHarrispo

    I think the 2014 class could rival or eclipse the 2012 class….which is hard to do.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if things have changed, but in the 8 years I spent in Evansville, Bosse was often the only team down there that seemed to know what offense was. I don’t know how many times there would be final scores of 42-39. Bosse always pushed the ball, though.

    I’m guessing he’s a wing, but the rebounding numbers are really encouraging, too.

  • JerryCT

    Is there an NCAA limit on the number of Lyles’s you can have on your team ?

  • Anyone know the height on Blackmon?

  • Dkcfitz3

    No, but I’m sure they will make on up!

  • I’m thinking NCAA championships 3 years in a row……..

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t really matter but was wondering what position he plays.

    Crean going head to head with Brucey Whiner. Will be watching this one real close. If the world’s biggest whiner wants him also it would just make it that much sweeter if we get him.

    Get used to it Whinin’ Illini a butt whoopin’ on the recruiting trail first and then on the court next.

  • Anonymous

    6′ 4″

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Mike, I thought he was 6′ 2″, he must have grown. This was as 3 months ago. Maybe Alex can chime in.

  • N71

    2014 has a PG and a C so picking up Lyle and the young guy at Park Tudor would be ideal. I agree, this group could match or pass the 2012 class. Do they all play AAU together?

  • 6-2 is correct.

  • He plays the wing, I believe. Hope to check him out soon.

  • MillaRed

    I graduated from Bosse so we obviously need to lock this kid down immediately. Hopefully he can build on my 27% career FG percentage. I wanted to leave a lot of room for improvement after I left.

    Bruce Weber was in my hometown? Ehhhhh. I think I just threw up a little. Man he is just a dork.

    My little brother played for Evansville Harrison a few years ago and is still plugged in down there. He said this kid is sick. And the locals say he will be at least 6′ 7″. He just turned 15.

  • Anonymous

    6’4″ is correct, too, if he wears those butt-toner shoes.

  • 323SGrant

    Hope to get to the Benjamin Bosse/Washington game this Friday.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry got him confused with Lyle in the story above, my bad.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Alex

  • Anonymous

    You and your brother can be our behind the scenes, secret weapon, guys on this one.

    No pressure but just remember the entire Hoosier faithful nation is depending on you guys being able to deliver. LOL

  • MillaRed

    I think he is IU bound. Calbert Cheaney is on the case…..

    What is Weber doing down there? Get a life!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    ha!

  • Bucky

    Weber should just call Crean, and ask if we are recruiting a kid.

    If the answer is yes, The Dreamkiller can give up, skip the trip, and spend the gas money on donuts.

  • Anonymous

    Caught the Bosse/Princeton game last Friday. My overall impression of Lyle was: smooth. Played under control, quick to the ball and the rim (had a nice one handed jam in trafic) and looked to have a nice touch from close in. He may end up being a wing in college, but stayed inside mostly that night. I haven’t seen any rebounding numbers on him from that game, but I know he had several… although, to be fair, Princeton had no interest at all in blocking anyone out.
    All in all, after seeing him for the 1st time, I can see why he’s being heavily recruited. I’d assume he’ll get much stronger – he is only 14! – and will be a pretty dominating force inside by the time he’s a senior.

  • Anonymous

    Caught the Bosse/Princeton game last Friday. My overall impression of Lyle was: smooth. Played under control, quick to the ball and the rim (had a nice one handed jam in trafic) and looked to have a nice touch from close in. He may end up being a wing in college, but stayed inside mostly that night. I haven’t seen any rebounding numbers on him from that game, but I know he had several… although, to be fair, Princeton had no interest at all in blocking anyone out.
    All in all, after seeing him for the 1st time, I can see why he’s being heavily recruited. I’d assume he’ll get much stronger – he is only 14! – and will be a pretty dominating force inside by the time he’s a senior.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s get him now.

  • millzy32

    The limit for last names is two but we still can get two more with first names or middle names so we’re ok.

  • ALL4IU

    Now THAT is the reputation we want to have! Go CTC and get your guys!!!!

  • You can only have three, and we’ve already started the five year clock as per NCAA bylaw 11.3 section D.

  • Any time you have a sentence that starts, “And the locals say…” you need to end with some unbelievable folktale (it’s like a fishing story where it gets bigger every time).

  • MillaRed

    Hey, its Kentuckiana down there man. A word that makes me shriek when I hear
    it now. But trust me, there is a very commonly used word down there that
    combines Indiana with……..with……….Kentucky! Oh the agony!

  • marcusgresham

    I think he knows what he would like his style of play to be given the way his teams played at Marquette, but I don’t think he’s had the point guard to facilitate that style at IU thus far (hello, Yogi.)
    That style of play, however, helps satisfy the demand for playing time because the faster you run, the more depth you require. One more benefit of an up-tempo style that I don’t know I’ve ever heard mentioned (and it sounds obvious, but I think it gets overlooked,)—if your team averages 80 points a game, the odds are much greater that more players have a chance to “get theirs” than if you average 50, inviting the potential for more guys to come to your program with hopes of putting up numbers.

  • Penner1kaleb2

    I’ve played this dude. he is sick…for a freshman, now a sophmore. Which is what i am. I’m 5’5 130 and i stuck with this dude and played some pretty good D on him. He needs to work on footwork and quickness, and dribbles. He’s got a future no doubt, but not at a Big 10 school I don’t believe.