HD Video: Trey Lyles at Spiece Run ‘N Slam

  • 05/08/2011 7:20 pm in

Indiana secured a pivotal in-state commitment last fall when 2014 forward Trey Lyles opted for the Hoosiers before ever playing a high school game at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-9 Lyles was recently named the national freshman of the year by MaxPreps.com.

Inside the Hall got our first look at Lyles this weekend at the Bill Hensley Memorial Spiece Run ‘N Slam All-Star Classic in Ft. Wayne. Watch close to four minutes of high-definition quality video of Lyles (wearing jersey No. 9) at the Run ‘N Slam in the embedded video player below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player):

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  • HoosierDavey

    He’s a FRESHMAN…can you imagine what he could be like in 4 years as a freshman in candy stripes?! Can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    This kid is the real deal. He’s only getting better. Top 10 definitely. With an offensive and defensive game! Could end up at 7 foot? Yes please.

  • Kelin Blab

    Very skilled and seems to have picked up some muscle. Also seems like a kid who ‘fits’ in anywhere but I do agree, time to be more selfish and dominate more.

    PS a donation this week is on the way to Alex/ITH. With gas at $4.19 to make the trip to provide coverage for us like this is truly appreciated. I hope others join me in my donation this week….

  • Dfitz

    WOW!!! What a talent. He could easily start as a 4/5 beside Cody. Does he really need 3 more years of HS. He could come here this fall and stay 4 years before the NBA comes calling.

  • I think we’ll find out if he really will play at IU this summer after the NBA lockout. If the NBA takes away the age restriction, we have a better chance at seeing him play for the Pacers than the Hoosiers after he graduates.

  • Alex, thanks for including the missed shots as well as the made ones … gives us a better idea of his game — which seems complete.

  • Diesel

    Plays the top of the zone as good as Tijan.

  • No problem. Typically I just opt for highlights, but since this is the first Lyles video, I wanted to show a little more of his game even if included some misses. I came away very impressed by Lyles. High character kid and high level prospect.

  • Indiana Red

    Trèy magnifique

  • Anonymous

    one word= smooth

  • Andrew

    I was thinking the same thing. The turnaround corner jumper he missed from 18 feet was IMO one of the more impressive highlights. He has tremendous shooting form and appears very fundamentally sound. Hard to imagine a high school freshman big man having a more varied offensive repertoire; as Clark Kellogg would say, he has a lot of shots in his bag. He could help IU next year, alot, offensively…yes, as a high school sophomore. I’d guess he’d be overmatched on the defensive end. Which of course means he’d fit right in.

  • That turnaround is the exact shot I was thinking of, too. Looked like an NBA move, and I was impressed — very impressed.

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding me? Is he really coming to my Hoosiers. I can see why everyone has him no. 1. Is he really coming to my Hoosiers. Tears of joy!

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope the NBA keeps that age restriction

  • Anonymous

    I’m just throwing this out here for comments: “what if” (and believe me, it’s a big what if…”) the NBA looks at their audience demographics and says, “gee, how many kids REALLY got it like Kobe and LeBron? If we institue a 2yr or 3yr rule, maybe more alumni from (college of your choice) would be season ticket holders and support our model over a longer period of time.”


  • Kelin Blab

    I have been hearing on radio and a couple of other places…stern, coach k, and others are moving towards a 2 year rule

  • Trey is the most complete player I’ve ever seen at that age.

    Is that one ref wearing a sign on his back that says “kick me”?

  • Plane1972

    Somewhat cryptic tweet from Jaquan Lyle about leaving EG10 team. Is he joining Elite? I’m beginning to wonder if he only has four offers + OSU in the near future, because people are pegging him as a serious IU lean.

  • Hoosier Clarion

    AB, It was nice to shake your hand. Certainly was a treat to watch Lyles in person and almost as big a treat to view his talent again on your video. Appreciate the work.

    I do have a question about a player on the All Iowa Attack who won it all in the 17 and under. The white point guard wearing #10, a slightly smaller look alike physical build to Ron Patterson and his high BB IQ was evident. No one I talked to knew his name although one person said he was not committed. In my opinion he could play for anyone and someone is going to have a 4 year jewel.

    Again it was good to meet you.

  • JerryCT

    Early in the video there was a ball screen and roll. All of a sudden I imagined the Lyles /Blackmon combination as the most lethal college basketball tandem ever. Not only can Lyles go to the rim he can pass to a cutter or stop and pop . If he is fouled he scores as well. With Blackmon also dangerous opponents are in deep trouble.

    It is amazing to me that Barea and Nowitzki can successfully run this time and again against the Lakers and they find no answer for it. It shows how powerful good execution of this play can be.

  • I’m not sure on the name as I had already left by that point (had to get home to spend Mother’s Day with the family on Sunday), but I will try to find out.

    It was great to meet you as well, Clarion. Thanks for reading the site. We appreciate it.

  • N71

    Was thinking the same thing. Man, would that be fun for all three of them? With Jaquan’s interior passing mixed with Trey…wow. I love basketball but that would just be a flat out blast playing with those guys. Not only do you get better fast but you roll as well and build chemestry at the same time.

  • IUoptometry

    I wish he was coming in next year……BEAST!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Of all the amazing players CTC has secured verbals from ’12 to ’14, Lyles is the best. That is saying something. Three more years of development in HS and AAU, and it is quite possible that he will end up the #1 player in the ’14 class. Add him to Blackmon and possibly Lyle and Bluiett…unbelievable.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Trey is impressive. His body will be Big 10 ready by the time he is at IU. Furthermore, he will likely be near 7’0″.

    Who knows where he ends up ranked in 3 years but I feel confident he will stay in the top 10. I would like to see a little more athletisism but he still has 3 years. However, his fundamentals and poise are unreal for his age. He actually reminds me a lot of the big fundamental himself (Tim Duncan).

    He is going to be a stud for IU. Again, can’t wait. He and Zeller will be unstoppable.

  • Hoosier Clarion

    Alex, His name is Mike Gesell from Sioux City, Ne. His play the whole week-end was superior to his team mate, Tar Heels bound, Marcus Paige. Ron Patterson’s D really stifled Paige. MG was not affected by any ones defense.

  • Anonymous

    Danny Manning clone. This kid can do it all and he’s already pretty good sized. I came away very impressed, even more so when I reminded myself that he’s 14-15 years old and a freshmen in high school!!!

  • Anonymous

    Of course college coaches and NBA owners want it. But it has to be bargained with the players, unless the NCAA makes a rule to mandate it, and that hasn’t seemed to be forthcoming.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    It really looks like his athletic ability has improved as well. That’s the one area I was hoping to see increases in between now and when he steps on campus and he really looks like he’s gaining strength and more athleticism. With his length he could be one of those unstoppable scorers at the next level.