Video: Trey Lyles in win at Decatur Central

  • 01/10/2012 11:55 am in

2014 Indianapolis Tech forward and IU commit Trey Lyles scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds last Wednesday in a 85-59 win at Decatur Central. (Watch postgame reaction from Lyles and Tech coach Jason Delaney here.)

Inside the Hall was in attendance and we’ve compiled close to four minutes of video of the talented sophomore in the embedded media player below:

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  • Matty G.

    I could seriously watch this kid play all day. So much polish for such a young player.

  • nakedsamurai

    That second play impressed me the most, out of some great, great stuff.

    Coralling the long pass and then BOUNCE passing it…  that was really, really smart.  Most players toss that over their shoulder.  It either gets taken away or the play is busted up.  His pass got them a basket.

  • Terrymills

    The first dunk is the most athletic Play I’ve seen from him thus far. It’s amazing he only a soph.

  • Swskelto

    It’s always nice to have a post man that can hit his free throws.  First 4 or so went down without hitting the rim.  He ended up dunking down the only one he missed. 

  • Amazing player.  Great passes (he should have had >10 assists if players made relatively easy shots).  Good handle, great agility, nice shot, good D, and excellent play maker.  Gifted young player and can’t wait till he comes to IU.  Sometimes it looked like the other players were if awe of him.  It would be nice to see film with him playing someone as big….but that is the point…not many players his size with his ability…..reminds me of blend of Calbert Chaney and Scott May

  • Cath_lambert

    He reminds me of Carlos Boozer.  

  • Cath_lambert

    He reminds me of Carlos Boozer.  

  • HoosierMitch

    can’t wait for him and Blackmon to sport the candystripes.  Thanks Coach Crean

  • MillaRed

    Talent level will be high and deep. And there are great possibilities. But the one year things could be insane (with a few if’s) would be 2014.

    PG – Yogi, Jr
    SG – Blackmon, Fr
    SF, Hollowell, Jr
    PF, Lyles, Fr
    C – Zeller, Sr

    Bench- Remy, AE, Hanner, Buss, Jurkin, D. Davis, Hartman, Fischer (this bench could start for half of the BT)

    Now that spells National Championship run.

  • MillaRed

    The kid would average 10 assists if his team could shoot the ball.

  • Anonymous

    He has a lot of Tim Duncan in his game, but it seems like he’s more athletic and obviously not as tall, yet.  I love how in the post he looks for cutters first instead of rushing to an undisciplined shot.  Also, there’s one good example of how when he faces up from about 15 feet on the wing, he brings the elbow down and across to create space, then evaluates if the jumper is there or whether the defender is close enough to him allowing a drive to the hoop.  That’s a pro type move right there.

  • Lucas Vaal

    I like how Trey passes the ball to the open shooter. That’s selfless IU basketball. He’s got great basketball IQ for being a sophmore in High School.

  • Anonymous

    Most impressed with his passing. That dunk was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    How many times have you heard guys referred to as “the next Michael Jordan”?  What you don’t hear is “the next Magic Johnson” statements, because there still aren’t ever guys the size of Magic who could do what he could do.

    Trey Lyles may hear those comparisons.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Are those knee braces or knee pads?  Is the kid pulling a Brian Cardinal?

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Are those knee braces or knee pads?  Is the kid pulling a Brian Cardinal?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like he’s taken after the Custodian.

  • Shime

    I can tell he is getting stronger and quicker everytime I see him . He is sooooo smooth.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Very true. I had been sort of skeptical of his staying power in the top 10 with what I’d seen of his athleticism, but that first play really showed me how athletic he is. That sort of physical presence, with his skill going to the basket and in the midrange is a deadly combination.

  • Joe B

    I see a mix of Tim Duncan and Derrick Williams…

  • N71

    Boozer is a dump truck, one of the most put together dudes in the league.  I see Tim Duncan as the best comparison so far.  Tall, long, plays at a similar speed, good shooter, good defender, great passer for a post player, and very clever.  Tim Duncan (5 years ago) over Boozer is more on target.  Heck, Duncan in his prime was a much better player than Boozer as well. 

  • Anonymous

    I like it,

    I think we could also see…

    PG – Yogi, Jr
    SG – Hollowell, Jr
    SF, Lyles, Fr
    PF, Perea, Jr
    C – Zeller, Sr

    bigger line up that could also do damage.

  • Ray Kinsella

    People will come. People most definitely will come.

  • MillaRed

    No argument here. Embarrassment of riches.

  • MillaRed

    Tim Duncan always comes to mind when I watch him. But I think he gets up the floor better than TD did at the college level. He was always winded.

  • Anonymous

    next year is just as mind boggling…as it stands now the top 5 in scoring are returning.  this is a good problem to have.  I guess the “wait till next year” talk is over yet back in a different way.

  • Bucky

    Add either BeeJay Anya or Cliff Alexander, and other teams will just refuse to play us.

  • Anonymous

    imagine having jaquan lyle commited and starting or even coming in off the bench as well…crazy

  • Kevin

    That is a huge lineup. We’d finally be bigger than Michigan State with a 6-7 SG and a 6-10 SF. Wow.

  • Kevin

    Definitely not a bad combination.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, sorry, crap I was wrong!!! 

    I said after seeing a lot of video and one live game that Trey Lyles would probably be a 2-4 year player because he wasn’t yet a top or phenomenal athlete. 

    Um, I was wrong!  This kid is leaping quicker, higher, faster and runs like a gazelle.  We better hope the NBA goes to a 2-year or 21-yr-old system because he could go play in the NBA now!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, sorry, crap I was wrong!!! 

    I said after seeing a lot of video and one live game that Trey Lyles would probably be a 2-4 year player because he wasn’t yet a top or phenomenal athlete. 

    Um, I was wrong!  This kid is leaping quicker, higher, faster and runs like a gazelle.  We better hope the NBA goes to a 2-year or 21-yr-old system because he could go play in the NBA now!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    HA . . . I almost drooled a little bit just thinking about this team.  Even if Zeller leaves a year or two early you still have Jurkin who I think will develop by his junior year into a top of the line B1G center! 

    There’s NO WAY Indiana doesn’t enter that season as the preseason #1 if all those guys are there!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, he’s starting to develop more athleticism than TD ever had!  That’s freaking scary!  If he adds an inch or two you’re looking at 6’10” player who I’m going to make some risky, yet pretty accurate comparisons with:

    Handle at his size:  Magic Johnson
    Speed and Athleticism at his size:  Kevin Garnett
    Shooting at his size:  Kevin Durrant
    Post moves:  Tim Duncan

    After seeing him a lot and watching his develop the past couple years, I don’t think making such comparisons for talent level is a stretch!!!

    This is going to be one scary, scary basketball player!  Teams will not look forward to facing possibly the best player in the country!

  • CreamandCrimson

    I love Trey’s game but he the Kevin Durant comparison is over the top in my opinion.  Trey shoots very well for his size but he is not at a Kevin Durant level (and I understand you are comparing him to Kevin Durant in high school).  

  • Anonymous

    Next time compare him to players i’ve heard of! Ha.

  • Anonymous

    LeBron James?

  • Anonymous

    I also like our “Defensive Lockdown” Line-up

    PG- Remy Abell Sr
    SG- Ron Patterson Jr
    SF- Hanner Perea Jr
    PF- Cody Zeller Sr
    C – Peter Jurkin Jr

    Admittedly, Hanner may be a little out of position, but I think he’d be able to pull it off. 

  • MPmike

    He’s the man!!!

  • Great move- very impressive