• 888

    Maybe the biggest recruit since Zeke. One and done. Lottery pick. Dont beleive for one minute that hes the 18th best player in his class. Dad played in the NBA so hes got pedigree and good coaching. The skys the limit. I dont think CTC will make him wait his turn when hes a freshman. Possible Zeller,Perea,Jurkin,and Lyles underneath. You guys think they will be mediocre too?

  • 888

    Maybe the biggest recruit since Zeke. One and done. Lottery pick. Dont beleive for one minute that hes the 18th best player in his class. Dad played in the NBA so hes got pedigree and good coaching. The skys the limit. I dont think CTC will make him wait his turn when hes a freshman. Possible Zeller,Perea,Jurkin,and Lyles underneath. You guys think they will be mediocre too?

  • HoosierGrad07

    Getting Cody and Yogi to commit were bigger moments for the rebirth of the program but believe me, Lyles is the best recruit we have coming here as of now, he’ll be better than Cody and all the rest were when they were freshmen. I’m just hoping if he stays at Tech his last two years that maybe we can keep his Indiana sensibilities and maybe we’ll get at least two years from him. He’s a special, special player who will one day be an impact player in the NBA. 

  • CreanhouseEffect

    What an absolute beast. Stay healthy and stay hungry, Trey. Can’t wait to see him dominate in Bloomington.

  • Daburns0

    I saw somewhere that Dakich said he was soft.  I can’t imagine a guy that puts up those numbers is soft.  I imagine that is a misquote, because what I can see, he is probably the best player in the IHSAA right now.

  • Kokomo_Joe

    Looks like CW to me.  I think he has far better skills than CW in high school, but where is the explosiveness or dunks?

    I see a lot of shots that would be blocked if he were playing a guy 6’8 and athletic in the Big 10.

    I like his game, I just hope he shows more power in the future.

  • HoosierHoward

    He is the next Tim Duncan!

  • MillaRed

    An Elite talent. We can only hope we have enough around him to take advantage of his presence because I fear it will be brief.

    I think Blackmon is very underrated and it reeks of politics in terms of his ranking. Only an assumption.

    If we can add another top recruit to that class it will be pretty special.

  • MillaRed

    An Elite talent. We can only hope we have enough around him to take advantage of his presence because I fear it will be brief.

    I think Blackmon is very underrated and it reeks of politics in terms of his ranking. Only an assumption.

    If we can add another top recruit to that class it will be pretty special.

  • I have said this before and I’ll say it again, this kid will win the freshman of the year in the country and if IU plays well enough he may get National Player of the Year. He will put on some weight since he is just a sophomore but man can this kid play. If he would stay for 4 years at IU he could break many records but I look for him to just be a 1 and done but it will be fun to see him play for that year. One thing I would like to see from CC is only getting verbal commits from players like this and holding out for others because we are going to start getting a lot of national top ranked prospects looking at us in the coming years so we need to leave some scholarships open for the top dogs.

  •  He should gain some weight and muscle since he is just a sophomore but in my opinion he is already better than CW.

  • MillaRed

    This DJ Byrd thing……..the kid bites the bouncer? Which is assault. He is 3 times over the legal BAC. But the bouncer won’t press charges because hey! It’s a Purdue sports bar!

    Everyone is protecting him including the prosecutor. One game suspension? What a joke all of that is.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    He’s not an overwhelming athlete, but that’s not part of his game, and no one has suggested as such. Rest assured he can dunk, throw it down even. He just doesn’t attempt it much in traffic. He’s 6’9″, he can dribble, he can shoot, and he’s extremely talented in nearly every facet. I don’t think he needs to be an incredible athlete to be successful. He’s a magnificent player, and I simply can’t wait for him to arrive on campus. Hopefully recruits like him start to become what we expect to see visiting Bloomington.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    He’s not an overwhelming athlete, but that’s not part of his game, and no one has suggested as such. Rest assured he can dunk, throw it down even. He just doesn’t attempt it much in traffic. He’s 6’9″, he can dribble, he can shoot, and he’s extremely talented in nearly every facet. I don’t think he needs to be an incredible athlete to be successful. He’s a magnificent player, and I simply can’t wait for him to arrive on campus. Hopefully recruits like him start to become what we expect to see visiting Bloomington.

  • HoosierTrav

    Totally agree with your statement about Blackmon. Sen the kid play and he’s legit. Hope all goes well with the rehab. His little brother vijay Blackmon has already torn both his ACL’s! What a tough break for one of Americas great basketball families.

  • HoosierHoward

    are you kidding me? Lyles would eat Watford’s lunch right now! he is much much better than that

  • N71

    I don’t know if he’ll be better than Cody or not but either way he’ll still be a lottery pick in the NBA.  Cody has had one of the best years I’ve ever seen for a freshman so let’s not sell Cody short.  Where would Trey go if he doesn’t stay at Tech…an aboriginal walkabout or something?  Trey is a sophomore and already large.  He could grow another 2 inches and be 6′ 11″.  With his style of play and size he would surely be compared to Tim Duncan which is a huge complement to Trey.  Cody will be in the NBA by the time Trey is a freshman so Trey will be the feature post player as a freshman and likely go pro after a single season.  Fischer will still be developing, Peter will be holding down the 5, and Hanner I don’t know.  I don’t see Hanner play like I do the others so I just don’t have a read other than he is good and can jump.  Will Hanner and Trey trade time at the 4 spot?  Maybe Hanner plays the 4 and Trey the 5.  Who knows but what great things to talk about versus what Purdue or Illinois are having to deal with.

  • Bucky

    I agree, Milla.  I like our future players, but I believe we are still two elite recruits away from what we need to hang a banner. 

    I wish we had managed to get Brandon Dawson last year, but it was never close.  He and Cody would have been special.      

  • MillaRed

    Didn’t know that wow

  • MillaRed

    As will he and Gary Harris, and I just puked a little.

  •  Thats all good dude but this site is for IU basketball and this was a story about Lyle.

  •  Thats all good dude but this site is for IU basketball and this was a story about Lyle.

  • pretty sure DD said that about JH because of all the pads and things he wears. right quote, wrong recruit. with that said it was over the summer and JH has lit it UP since being snupped by McDs AA game

  • HoosierGrad07

     But it’s quite possible that both Dawson and Harris will go pro after next season. I like where IU is for the future more than where MSU is. We’ll add Lyle to that 2014 class and that will put us in a prime position for banner #6.

  • HoosierGrad07

     But it’s quite possible that both Dawson and Harris will go pro after next season. I like where IU is for the future more than where MSU is. We’ll add Lyle to that 2014 class and that will put us in a prime position for banner #6.

  • Bucky

    I hope so, but I’m afraid Dawson might be the worst possible case:  good enough to be a great college player, but at 6’6″ too small to go pro early as a power forward.  I hope you’re right about him leaving early.   

    I’d love it if Devin Davis gets anywhere close to his level.    

  • IU1972

    Anyone halfway contesting a shot, or a loose ball or a rebound right now can eat Watford’s lunch.  Dinner, too.  Soft doesn’t even begin to describe the way he’s playing.  

  • MillaRed

    This guy is one of the best players on our biggest rival. It’s a relevant basketball story.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Agreed. If we are lucky enough to add both Jaquan Lyle and Cliff Alexander to the 2014 class, we would have to think of a new nickname because “The Movement pt. 2” wouldn’t do it justice.

  • HoosierPat

    Trey Lyles is an absolute monster.  He is putting up big time numbers as a sophomore!  Just wait until he is a senior.  Good thing CTC swept him up early.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Pretty sure Milla knows this is an IU basketball site.  We play Purdue in a little under two weeks and I think it is a relevant story to comment on.  ITH doesn’t have side “fan posts” so if he wants to comment on a story, this is as good a place as any. 

    Also, this is a story on Trey Lyles, not Jaquan Lyle (love to have them both so we can mix their names up often).

  • plane1972

    Wow! I hadn’t heard any of that. Looking forward to what our student section has in store for young Mr. Byrd.

  • 888

    I couldnt agree more. I think that we should be able to go anywhere in the country after next year to get players. We should be really good and have a great season. Also CTC has developed D Wade and Wade gives him credit. That should be a HUGE tool ask Calipari. I understand why he offered the players he has up to now but from here on out we should be able to get the top guys nationally. Its Indiana. We should be able to clean up in Chicago. Put guys in the NBA and they will come. I think CTC can develop players as well as anyone its the x’s and o’s thats still a question to me. GO IU!!!

  • Kokomo_Joe

    I agree that he is very complete.  he reminds me of a Shane Battier type of player who can do it all.

    i am just shocked that in a high school game where he is on the block on several scores he isn’t dunking.  I guess he will develop this more in the future or play more above the rim in the summer against better players.

    I am glad we have him, just want to see him keep developing and an agressive side would be nice to see.

  • Kokomo_Joe

    I agree that he is very complete.  he reminds me of a Shane Battier type of player who can do it all.

    i am just shocked that in a high school game where he is on the block on several scores he isn’t dunking.  I guess he will develop this more in the future or play more above the rim in the summer against better players.

    I am glad we have him, just want to see him keep developing and an agressive side would be nice to see.

  •  I couldn’t agree with you more on the x’s and o’s comment. He tends to make dumb subs and bad play calls continuously but man can he recruit. Once we have the full teams of talent that we have coming in all that won’t matter cause the players will make him look like the best coach on earth. He had to make all these early commits though to get us where we are now and where we are going but we are going to start having a top 5 recruiting class from here on out.

  • Gormania35

    they’re saying that trey might do what some other huge recuits have done in the past,which is transfer to a huge basketball school,like when d’vauntes smith-rivera left north central and went to oak hill. this did effect his decision to cut Indiana from his list of schools,ultimately signing with georgetown. but honestly, treys a smart kid with a good head on his shoulders, he won’t leave.