• BFowler

    I usually don’t like to play the “who is this recruit like” game, but i couldn’t help it after watching this a little bit. Reminds me of Tim Duncan with the high release and skilled for the size. Let’s hope he turns out close to that.

  • BFowler

    I usually don’t like to play the “who is this recruit like” game, but i couldn’t help it after watching this a little bit. Reminds me of Tim Duncan with the high release and skilled for the size. Let’s hope he turns out close to that.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Remember when Blackmon and Lyles committed and some of us were worried that they would decommit because IU would continue to have losing seasons?  Crisis averted.

  • nakedsamurai

    Of course he’ll need to grow a few more inches, but I hope so.  I’m a massive San Antonio Spurs fan and it looks like Duncan’s long, wonderful career is drawing to a slow close – he just doesn’t have it anymore.  It’d be great to see the same smart, deliberate game in a younger kid.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Lyles is the best recruit in the state regardless of class.  The kid is ridiculous.  Don’t buy into the fact that Rivals downgraded him from a 5 star to a 4 star recruit, they just get more views to their website if their top prospects are uncommitted.

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see if Trey stays at Tech the next couple years. They aren’t known as a basketball power, but it would be impressive if he could lead them to a state title in the 5a class.

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see if Trey stays at Tech the next couple years. They aren’t known as a basketball power, but it would be impressive if he could lead them to a state title in the 5a class.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know how serious he is about his defense..but with the ball he could get his minutes with IU right now. Nice jumper.

  • Anonymous

    This guy is a lottery pick after his first year at IU. I have NEVER seen someone that is 6’10” with this kink of body control and skill. 2014 is the year!

  • SirEric

    ive heard some comparisons to carlos boozer, which I don’t think is too far off either. I think Trey can handle the ball a little better and has more range, but who wouldn’t want a star, nba power forward on their team.

  • Anonymous

    We have a ton of great recruits coming in over the next few seasons, and every one of them is exciting in his own way.  That said, none of them excites me like Lyles.  A 6’10” player with a good handle, ability to block shots, range to 15-18 feet, runs the floor, etc.  I agree with @BFowler:disqus his shot reminds me of Duncan, but his overall game reminds me a little bit of Garnett.

  • Anonymous

    We have a ton of great recruits coming in over the next few seasons, and every one of them is exciting in his own way.  That said, none of them excites me like Lyles.  A 6’10” player with a good handle, ability to block shots, range to 15-18 feet, runs the floor, etc.  I agree with @BFowler:disqus his shot reminds me of Duncan, but his overall game reminds me a little bit of Garnett.

  • Tom Eke

    I like the comparisons to these 2 players. I think Lyles appears a bit more mobile than I can remember ever seeing Duncan or KG. I would love to see him develop a KG-like turnaround jumper though.

  • Tom Eke

    I like the comparisons to these 2 players. I think Lyles appears a bit more mobile than I can remember ever seeing Duncan or KG. I would love to see him develop a KG-like turnaround jumper though.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Absolutely correct!  This kid is probably the top recruit in his class.  Here’s why:

    1)  His release on his shot is high no matter where he is on the floor.
    2)  He handles the ball like a young Magic Johnson and is 6’8″-6’9″!
    3)  His post moves are developed like a 2nd-3rd year NBA player at 16!
    4)  He’s a great passer.
    5)  He’s a solid defender.
    6)  He’s a good FT shooter.
    7)  He could potentially play anywhere from a PG to a C!!!
    8)  AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST REASON IN MY OPINION . . . Trey is a really good athlete but not one of those jump out of the gym great athletes.  In my opinion, despite his incredible skill set, he’ll be a 3-4 year player just like Duncan was.  That alone, as good as he is, makes him the most valuable recruit in his class!

    I think Trey may end up being the best recruit to ever come to IU!  He has that kind of potential.  This kid is big, athletic, and is a gym rat with unlimited skills.  When you combine those things you’re talking about the Duncan, Bird, Magic, etc. type players and we all know how special those guys were!

    I don’t even think I’m placing unrealistic expectations on this kid.  We commonly say, “This guy is a poor man’s . . .” but in this case, I think Trey is a rich man’s Christian Watford, and we’re seeing what kind of player CWat can be!  Trey’s skills and ceiling are way higher!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I agree his skill is amazing!  But, I contend that Trey will be a 3-4 year player because he’s that Duncan type player.  Duncan knew he wasn’t the greatest athlete in the world so he stayed in college to hone his skills and get stronger.  I think Trey is that type player and I think he’ll stick around for a while . . . which IMO makes him even more important!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I agree his skill is amazing!  But, I contend that Trey will be a 3-4 year player because he’s that Duncan type player.  Duncan knew he wasn’t the greatest athlete in the world so he stayed in college to hone his skills and get stronger.  I think Trey is that type player and I think he’ll stick around for a while . . . which IMO makes him even more important!

  • Wow. I’ve avoided looking at Lyles too much just since it’s a ways off before he’s joining Hoosier Nation, but holy cow. This kid is ridiculous and he’s only a sophomore right now? Thank goodness kids have to go to school for at least a year, because there’s no way he’d go to college otherwise. He’s got serious all-around game and body control. He’s only going to get bigger and better. 

  • Anonymous

    Tech actually has several good, young players in his class.  Also sophmores this year are Jeremie Tyler (interest from IU, Michigan, Tennessee, Xavier) and Mike Jones (interest from IU, Purdue, Michigan, Tennessee, Xavier).  That info may be outdated on who they’ve talked to, not aware of any offers yet.

    Tech played pretty well this summer at the (USSFA) team tournament.  I think they either won that or finished in 2nd?  Tournament included most of the major Central Indiana schools as well as a few others from across the state. 

  • guest

    Was thinking the same exact thing. His shot looks “almost” the same as Duncans.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty sure he’s got a sick turnaround jumper… none in this video, but in one of the ITH videos of his HS games this year, he sinks 2 or 3 turnaround jumpers, fading away on the baseline about 15-feet out.

  • All of Trey’s videos are compiled on this page: 
    http://www.insidethehall.com/recruit-profile-trey-lyles/