Lyle talks about move to Spiece, updates recruitment

  • 07/08/2011 4:16 pm in

2014 Evansville Bosse wing Jaquan Lyle played the spring AAU schedule with the Eric Gordon 15-and-under team, but made the move to Spiece Indy Heat 16-and-under for the summer.

The 6-foot-4, 187-pound Lyle holds offers from Indiana, Illinois, Purdue and Xavier.

Inside the Hall caught up with ESPN.com’s No. 10 player nationally in the 2014 class after a pool play game at the adidas Invitational on Wednesday for a Q & A:

On his debut with Spiece Indy Heat:

“The first game was pretty rough. I don’t think I scored. I wasn’t really looking for my shot. I was finding my players, rebounding the ball and playing D. It was good overall.”

On why he moved from Eric Gordon to Spiece:

“I felt like it was needed for me to get better as a player because playing 15-and-under, I just killed. I just wanted to move up and get some competition.”

On recent developments in his recruitment and Indiana’s recruitment of him:

“Michigan State is showing the most interest right now and Ohio State. West Virginia said they’ll watch me a lot this weekend. Indiana is still recruiting me real hard.”

On potential visits after AAU concludes:

“I want to get down to Bloomington again, Ohio State and Xavier. Those are probably my next three.”

On the progression of his game in recent months:

“I’m getting my jump shot a lot better. It’s getting a lot quicker. My release is following through a lot better, too.”

On how playing with point guard P.J. Thompson can help him move into more of a scorer’s role:

“I think playing with P.J. can move me off the ball to my natural position which will probably be shooting guard in college. I won’t have to handle the ball as much and he’s a good point guard so I like it.”

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if I want him or Bluiett more if we can only get one

  • Anonymous

    When push comes to shove you gotta go with the best hair, and it’s pretty hard to beat that hair-do Lyle has

  • Anonymous

    When push comes to shove you gotta go with the best hair, and it’s pretty hard to beat that hair-do Lyle has

  • Kelin Blab

    That is a tough call but I think Bluiett fits better and he is tough as nails.

  • Kelin Blab

    That is a tough call but I think Bluiett fits better and he is tough as nails.

  • Anonymous

    The two-tiered flat-top is sweet, but I’m waiting for someone to bring back the old Terry Reason Jheri Curl do!

  • N8 Price

    If we had to choose one, Trevon or Jaquan, I’d say Trevon at this point.  He had a great freshman year, is having a great summer, plays with Yogi at Park Tudor, is likely a good dude and student if he goes to Park Tudor, his coach at Park Tudor is NBA level talent so he wil continue to develop at a better than average rate, and there have been a few negative blips recently on Jaquan.  Trevon is also bigger at this point and probably will be at the end of his growth.  Size like his (I’m thinking Glenn Rice type of player) doesn’t grow on trees where 2 guards are less difficult to find.  Trevon Bluiett is our man.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    You’ve got to let your Soul Glow!!!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    You’ve got to let your Soul Glow!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard people mention Lyle’s attitude but I didn’t see it when I saw him play.  I think he was frustrated beyond belief with Eric Gordons team cause he was wayyyyy better than anybody on the floor.  He made great passes and plays that weren’t converted, and they do this every weekend during the summer so I imagine the frustration level was pretty high.  Stood next to him, I think he was talking to his Dad, very clam and mild mannered but played hard on the floor.  He is 15, he does have a rockin hair cut, and he was sporting some very large lettered IU garb as well.  I think the kid will be fine.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard people mention Lyle’s attitude but I didn’t see it when I saw him play.  I think he was frustrated beyond belief with Eric Gordons team cause he was wayyyyy better than anybody on the floor.  He made great passes and plays that weren’t converted, and they do this every weekend during the summer so I imagine the frustration level was pretty high.  Stood next to him, I think he was talking to his Dad, very clam and mild mannered but played hard on the floor.  He is 15, he does have a rockin hair cut, and he was sporting some very large lettered IU garb as well.  I think the kid will be fine.