HD Video: Trey Lyles at 2012 Run-N-Slam

It was a disappointing early exit for Spiece Indy Heat in the Gold Bracket of the 2012 Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam, but 2014 IU commit Trey Lyles continued his strong play this spring that’s helped solidify the junior-to-be as a top 10 prospect nationally.

We’ve compiled over three minutes of high definition quality video of Lyles from pool play games against I-90 Elite, Ohio Varsity and Mac Irvin Fire in the embedded media player below:

More from the 2012 Run-N-Slam:

· Jabari Parker has high praise for IU commit Lyles
· 2013 Detroit guard E.C. Matthews hearing from Hoosiers
· Notebook: Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam: Day One

  • Kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    Reminds me of CWat. Can’t wait for him to join the Hoosiers!

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    They should be running pick and roll with this cat all day long.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Except I think he’s quicker than CWat (who frequently had difficulty beating his man off the dribble).

  • Thalweg

    He is going to be an incredibly special player. The ball handling for a guy of his size is amazing. It also looks like he has a real competitive edge, he doesn’t seem nearly as aloof as Watford is out there. I think we will like to see a big man that can really stretch the floor and attack the basket at will. I can’t wait to see him in candy stripes.

  • jgon86

    If he can perfect a baby hook shot he will be unstoppable.

  • HoosierDadE

    As I continue seeing and reading how much his ball handling keeps improving to an amazing level for his size, I keep thinking of a lanky Kevin Durant at Texas making plays starting from the perimeter…
    I’m not saying Trey will turn into KD, but a guy can dream. I mean it is a Monday.

  • GaHoosier

    Wow.
    Looks like a great HOOSIER in the making!

  • N71

    I had always seen similarities to Tim Duncan but now he’s becoming quicker, playing further away from the basket, and has improved his ball handling. His body type is thicker than Durant’s so I see a Carmelo Anthony game developing where his size/beef allows him to impose his will when going to the basket. If we can pair Trey with a big center, man that would be an NBA type lineup. Otherwise, Trey could surely play the center position in college rather easily but I imagine the 3 or 4 is where he’ll be once in the NBA.

  • OceanArcher

    Nice handle and interior play. Needs to work on jumper facing the basket if he really wants to stretch the D. Hard to beat a collegiate defender who’s playing 4 feet off you because he doesn’t respect your J. Knock down those open Js consistently, and you’ll be a man amongst boys in college.

  • OceanArcher

    Nice handle and interior play. Needs to work on jumper facing the basket if he really wants to stretch the D. Hard to beat a collegiate defender who’s playing 4 feet off you because he doesn’t respect your J. Knock down those open Js consistently, and you’ll be a man amongst boys in college.

  • HoosierDadE

    Yep, I heard the comparison’s to Duncan too because Trey is so fundamentally sound. I just see the “college big man” drifting further and further away from the basket so I thought KD due to height alone.
    If he could be a big body that bangs in the post and step out to dribble and drive, then there will be few comparisons.

  • iufan4life10

    This kid is a special talent. He has unbelievable quickness for someone 6-10 and his size. I know he is only a sophomore and will add strength in the last few years in high school but he is ready to play now. His outside shot will also continue to develop over his high school career.

    If somehow Cody ends up staying for his senior year we could possibly have the best front line college basketball. Jurkin/Fischer at center, Cody at the 4, and Lyles at the 3? That would be almost unfair to opponents.

  • IUoptometry

    Big man can dribble!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/DavidFeigel David Feigel

    If Trey could jump just a little higher, he’d be top 3 in his class. That’s what I’d work on in the gym if I were him. Box jumps and calf raises.

  • fortwaynehoosier

    incredible.. i can’t believe he’ll have another 2 years of high school to develop even more

  • b_side

    I’m tossing out the Duncan comparisons now as well.

    Trey actually reminds me of another former Spur and one of Timmy’s teammates: Sean Elliott. It’s not a “sexy” comparison by any means, but Trey’s got that long body and cerebral mind that made me think of Arizona’s all-time leading scorer (nothing to sniff at), Wooden Award winner and 2x All-American. Elliott was the 3rd pick in the draft, 2x All-Star and of course won a ring with Duncan in ’99 starting on the front line with David Robinson.

    Realistically I just think it’s tough to compare these kids to all-world players like KD or Melo.

  • b_side

    I’m tossing out the Duncan comparisons now as well.

    Trey actually reminds me of another former Spur and one of Timmy’s teammates: Sean Elliott. It’s not a “sexy” comparison by any means, but Trey’s got that long body and cerebral mind that made me think of Arizona’s all-time leading scorer (nothing to sniff at), Wooden Award winner and 2x All-American. Elliott was the 3rd pick in the draft, 2x All-Star and of course won a ring with Duncan in ’99 starting on the front line with David Robinson.

    Realistically I just think it’s tough to compare these kids to all-world players like KD or Melo.

  • Daburns0

    That is wishful thinking. I think he will be the Cody Zeller of 2014. As he continues to mature, he will become more athletic and the sky is the limit. Seems like a great kid too.

  • SCHoosier

    Really smooth with the ball..good first step..gets to the hole..jump shot needs work (who’s doesn’t) Gonna be a stud

  • naked samurai

    I like the comparison (I’m a Spurs fan), and if Trey has the career the Ninja had, that would be wonderful (though I think he can be better). There are differences: Sean was never a good post-up guy and was a much better long-range shooter. Also, although he was one of my favorite players of that era, I always hated that Sean never developed a mid-range game. It was either a 3-pointer or all the way to the basket with him. Lyles looks like he might already be developing one.
    Durant was always a phenomenal shooter, and Melo was a special category. Lyles does look like he has a fluidity I hadn’t seen before.

  • http://twitter.com/hoosiersmitty HoosierSmitty

    I’m incredibly impressed by this kid and echo the thoughts of others who already posted. It’s unbelievable that he still has two more years of high school. He can shoot, dribble, pass, create…he’s got it all. He could use some better hops, perhaps, but he looks to be a special player without question.

  • b_side

    Good points all around, especially the mid-range game. I think that’s why we all compared him to Duncan – what high school player willingly uses the glass like Lyles these days? There’s just nothing overly flashy about his game, yet no glaring weaknesses either. Maybe Tom Chambers (he scored 20K points over 16 seasons) is a more appropriate comparison.

  • OceanArcher

    Hey CTC, do you see the handle on this kid? If we’re already loaded at 3, 4, and 5, let’s try him at 1. Not saying he’s the next Magic, but if we already have dominant big men on the court, imagine the impact of a 6’10” point guard. Just sayin’

  • marcusgresham

    “He can shoot, dribble, pass, create…He could use some better hops…”Sounds like Larry Bird. He turned out OK.

  • marcusgresham

    I’m seeing a bit of Dirk Nowitzki more than Duncan or Durant.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisSchutte3 Chris Schutte

    He had a 2 handed jam over 2 guys against the wisconsin swing. I wouldnt question his hops.

  • 888

    Trey will flat out be one of the best to ever come out of Indiana much less IU. Hes a friggn junior to be?!!? Glad he chose us and only negative I can find is that he doesnt have any brothers. At least I havent heard of any.

  • Luke72

    Trey will be Coach Crean’s first one and done! As much as I would love to see him hang in for 2 or 3 years he’s a lottery pick with a little more D and strengh. Watch out world here comes Trey!

  • Noah Cook

    This guy is gonna be amazing! Too bad he’s a one-and-done. Maybe he’ll stay 2-3 years like Cody.

  • Brklynhoosier

    Love that he’s working the outside game, but hasn’t fallen so in love w/ it he’s forgotten how to post a man up on the inside. Luke Fischer, if you’re watching this, did you see that move at 3 mins where Trey catches the ball with his back to the basket then just muscles his man down? Yeah? Get on that…

  • Brklynhoosier

    Love that he’s working the outside game, but hasn’t fallen so in love w/ it he’s forgotten how to post a man up on the inside. Luke Fischer, if you’re watching this, did you see that move at 3 mins where Trey catches the ball with his back to the basket then just muscles his man down? Yeah? Get on that…

  • iufan4life10

    No doubt it is wishful thinking. I understand that Lyles will most likely play the 4 or 5 but it would be really nice to see him play a 3 if he is that quick. That would be a really dominant front line.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Lyles better start working on a wispy mustache right now.

  • cheeseman18

    hey, I see myself in the video! Lol very last clip of the video, standing on the balcony! Haha the only thing I saw that I didn’t like, is that he didn’t post up often enough. When he did, he was dominant, but he seemed content at times to hang around the perimeter. Other than that, he was awesome to watch! :-)

  • CreamandCrimson

    This is hilarious. I understand the need for people to compare a recruit to a player we all know in order to get an idea of what we can expect. It’s not a bad thing to do. I just got a real kick out of reading through these comments on Trey. In just over 30 comments, Trey was mentioned with or compared to the following: Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Sean Elliott, Tom Chambers, Dirk Nowitzki and Christian Watford.

    I don’t know which one is most accurate and it is a fun thing to discuss. I just know that Trey is a tremendous player that can have a huge impact on the college basketball landscape as he continues to develop as a player. He’s one of those guys you watch play and say…”Glad he is on our side.”

  • marcusgresham

    But Tom Chambers was an athletic freak. That guy could seriously get up.

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    I’ll toss another hat into the ring. While I see the sensibility of the frequent Duncan comparisons, based on size, athleticism, demeanor, look and post game, I think his smooth ball handling reminds me more of Tracy McGrady. Of course, he isn’t the jumper/athlete McGrady was. But in terms of ball handling.

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