Evansville Bosse coach reacts to Jaquan Lyle’s tweet

  • 12/18/2010 11:41 am in

Update: Lyle’s Twitter account has been deleted.

EVANSVILLE — Did Evansville Bosse freshman Jaquan Lyle tip off future plans for a commitment to Indiana via Twitter?

That’s what a reporter asked Bosse coach Shane Burkhart following his team’s 79-71 loss to Washington on Friday night. The tweet, shown below, suggests the 14-year old Lyle could be favoring the Hoosiers at the early stages of his recruitment:

Lyle, who finished with 16 points and is not yet speaking to the media, already has scholarship offers from Indiana and Xavier.

Here was Burkhart’s response after he was asked about Lyle’s tweet: “I don’t know. I don’t. Jaquan is a practical joker. He loves to joke.”

Indiana already has two commitments for its 2014 recruiting class — Ft. Wayne Luers guard James Blackmon Jr. and Indianapolis Tech forward Trey Lyles.

Filed to:

  • N71

    Joke or not would love to have him along with Trevon Bluiett from Park Tudor. What a 4 stud class, perhaps better than 2012 assuming no one gets hurt and they all continue to develop. A point in Blackmon, a big in Trey, and 2 wings. WOW, these guys were born to play together and bring their home state school another banner.

  • BaseballBuc

    Is it now a young kids dream to attend IU again. I think it is, I think it is. Thank you Cody Zeller.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I’m watching Butler play Stanford right now and they are running the EXACT same three man weave dribble drive offense we see our team run. Only difference is Nored, VanZant, and Mack turn the corner quickly and it leads to layups by the bigs.

    Seeing it ran with good execution and 2-3 quick guards makes me feel more like we are going to be a touch team to guard in a couple years.

  • Anonymous

    Come on in Jaquan! The water is fine!

  • You know there’s only ONE place for you!

  • MillaRed

    I think the 2013 class will be very strong to support these guys too. May actually end up being taller 4 and Davis, regardless of his size will be all over the place.

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but if we could get a good center in the 13 or 14 class, yadda, yadda, yadda………..

  • MillaRed

    Have you guys been watching The Tom Crean show on the Leaders and Legends Network? In his last show, it was almost like he was preparing the IU Nation for Steve McLain’s departure for a head coaching job. I am getting the feeling that could be as soon as next season but I’m only speculating.

    He is getting a lot of credit with our recent recruiting success and maybe it’s time to strike while the iron is hot. It sounds like he wants to coach again and it doesn’t surprise me. I suppose we should be grateful we had him at all. Having him as an assistant paid off big time.

  • Anonymous

    FWIW, I’ve heard from some reliable sources that Jaquan didn’t even know what twitter was, let alone make that post. My suspicion is that a regular poster on an IU blog created it as a joke that turned out to not be funny.

  • RobD

    a high school kid who plays AAU basketball DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TWITTER IS?