2014 Intro: Jaquan Lyle

  • 02/16/2011 8:23 am in

The Essentials: 6-4, 185-lb guard/wing for Evansville Bosse and Eric Gordon All-Stars

The Schools: Illinois (offer), Indiana (offer), Purdue, Texas, Virginia Tech, Xavier (offer)

The Numbers: 18.1 ppg for Bosse, which is currently 13-6.

The Quote: “Bouta do my thing against a probable future teammate (Cody Zeller)” – Jaquan Lyle on Twitter before Bosse loss to Washington in December.

The Ranking: ESPN.com lists Lyle on the ESPNU 100 Watch List for 2014.

The Coach Says: “The kid’s a talent, but right now we’re just worried more on him growing up and him being a good basketball player and maturing. If that continues, we’re going to be OK.” – Bosse head coach Shane Burkhardt to Inside the Hall on Lyle.

ITH Scouting Notes: Skilled playmaker that can excel at the point or on the wing. Excellent passer, especially in transition. Streaky shooter, but possesses the ability to go on a scoring barrage from the perimeter. Solid ball handler and defender. Very good at attacking off the dribble, but isn’t yet explosive at blowing past defenders. High basketball IQ for a freshman with a knack for making big plays.

The Video (No. 15 in white):

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  • Luke72

    Looks pretty impressive for a freshman! Has good length and looks quick!

  • If Jaquan knows the difference between “possible” and “probable,” then I like our chances at landing this kid.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Lyles and Lyle? I can dig it

  • I want to see more of this kid. He looks like he has it all. Is Jordan Crawford a good comparison Alex?

  • SHEEHEYisApimp

    I like his PG mentality. Looks to hit open teammates first. His first step didn’t really wow me, but he did have a nice cross-over in the video. One thing that looked like it was missing was athleticism (i.e. getting off the floor on layups). Would like to see more than 2 minutes of video before I go clamoring over him.

    On a side note…I’m going to be in attendance Friday night (Feb 18) for the James Blackmon vs Nic Moore matchup in Fort Wayne. GOD I CAN’T WAIT!

  • Anonymous

    That was one of the first things I noticed. Considering that he is only a freshman and is obviously very talented, I would have expected him to be a chucker. But he isn’t. He dribbles with his head up and looks for his teammates. He seems to be a pretty good passer, and one would expect he would only get better.

    I also was impressed with his body control. A couple times in that video, he got fouled on the way to the hole, but he was still able to square himself and hit the shot.

    I would expect that he will continue to grow as well, and may be 6’6″ or 6’7″ by the time he hits college and have a good handle.

    I would like to see this guy in candy striped warmups in 2014!!

  • SHEEHEYisApimp

    Nic Moore vs James Blackmon Jr. was a bust. Nic has a 2nd degree sprain of his MCL and sat out. I have changed my opinion of Blackmon Jr. I watched him play versus my brother-in-law’s 8th grade team last year and wasn’t impressed with Blackmon as an 8th grader. Oh my how a year makes a difference! He has matured A LOT since last year. He scored 23 pts last night. This kid is going to be a special player for the next 4 years! If his maturity continues to progress…this kid is going to be a DYNAMIC HOOSIER!