2014 forward Trey Lyles reopens his recruitment

  • 08/07/2012 5:43 pm in

Indiana’s top rated recruit in the class of 2014 has decided to reopen the recruiting process.

Trey Lyles, who committed to the Hoosiers on September 26 of 2010, is no longer committed to Indiana according to his high school coach at Indianapolis Tech, Jason Delaney.

“Trey Lyles has decided to open his recruitment,” Delaney wrote on his Twitter account this afternoon. “He loves IU & it is still #1 but he would like to have something to compare it to.”

What Lyles will have to compare Indiana to will likely be several of the nation’s top schools.

The 6-foot-9 forward is a consensus top 10 player nationally and had a strong summer playing for Spiece Indy Heat and Team Canada in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship and the Nike Global Challenge.

As a sophomore at Tech, he averaged 21.0 points and 14.2 rebounds and was named the City Player of the Year.

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  • b_side

    Given Calipari’s ludicrous scheduling demands, if Lyles ends up at UK, he probably won’t walk back in to Assembly Hall at all.

  • College is 4 years. Even with full summer sessions + AP credits, it’s basically impossible to finish in less than 3 years.

  • stevetodd73

    Thats crap. The “spoiled boy needs more” syndrome! IU is beyond a dream and the kid needs to compare us with others? Crap. His buddies get to run around the country while all he gets is IU every weekend!

  • stevetodd73

    I wish I could like this a couple more times!

  • Shop7

    I’d rather have my girlfriend break up with me.

  • Shop7

    I’d rather have my girlfriend break up with me.

  • Mooks

    Im so glad CTC has been recruiting a lot of Elite players in the class of 2014. I knew this was going to happen.

  • Mooks

    Im so glad CTC has been recruiting a lot of Elite players in the class of 2014. I knew this was going to happen.

  • Dagwoods

    Yes, but Weber never knew what hit him. Trey has at least let Crean know he was opening up his recruitment thus giving us a chance to stay in the recruitment. He did the right thing.

  • stevetodd73

    They have been tweeting back and forth lately also!

  • stevetodd73

    They have been tweeting back and forth lately also!

  • CreanFaithful

    Who?

  • catronhoosier

    I gotta be honest he’s a kid can’t hold anything against him and if he wa planning on being one and done I don’t want him anyway. I hate one and done and think its a mockery of college basketball. If he wants to come to a IU and be a 3 or 4 year guy and be a true Hoosier I’m all in on him but does anyone think it was actually going to end that way? He’s most likely gone and I hope the best for him after all he is still a 16 year old kid. I gotta be honest guys it upsets me that some of us got on here and bashed the kid. We are better than that and we as a fan base have always held ourselves to a higher standard than that. He is 16 and surprise a 16 year old changed his mind.

  • stevetodd73

    Deshaun Thomas
    @DT1UpNComin

  • stevetodd73

    Deshaun Thomas
    @DT1UpNComin

  • Ben

    I’d rather him be 100% on IU then not want to be there or transfer later. I wonder when he got that suitcase of cash from Cheeting Coach Cal.

  • It seems they all say what he said (“still my number one, but just comparing”) and it never ends up being a confirmation of going to the original school. They ALWAYS go somewhere else. You don’t think Mike Krzyzewski isn’t a good recruiter who can’t convince a kid like that to go to Duke? Sadly, I believe it IS Gunner Kiel all over again. We can kiss Trey Lyles goodbye…

  • IUMIKE1

    Started to tell you that I liked it for you but then quickly decided that my name needed to go with it since it involved disliking pUKe.

    Sorry

  • HoosierDD

    I’d be giddy as a schoolgirl if we got Anya and Semi. Do you think this makes it more likely we will take two more in 13?

  • HoosierDD

    I’d be giddy as a schoolgirl if we got Anya and Semi. Do you think this makes it more likely we will take two more in 13?

  • SCHoosier

    The so called “elite teams” haven’t had to worry around IU competition for a decade..Crean is changing that..and IU is at least being looked at hard by the 4/5 star high school players. The Dukes, NC’s, UK’s, KU’s, OSU’s etc aren’t gonna just sit on their hands and take that. Those guys have made a living recruiting out of Indana for a long time…no reason to think they won’t intensify their efforts. Nobody is gonna give any ground to IU..or anybody else. Just nice to see IU being mentioned in the some breath as some of these other schools for a change.

  • SCHoosier

    The so called “elite teams” haven’t had to worry around IU competition for a decade..Crean is changing that..and IU is at least being looked at hard by the 4/5 star high school players. The Dukes, NC’s, UK’s, KU’s, OSU’s etc aren’t gonna just sit on their hands and take that. Those guys have made a living recruiting out of Indana for a long time…no reason to think they won’t intensify their efforts. Nobody is gonna give any ground to IU..or anybody else. Just nice to see IU being mentioned in the some breath as some of these other schools for a change.

  • CB

    No one thought all these early commits would stay commited did you? He is just a kid, a young kid. Let him enjoy the experience. There is a reason he chose IU, let’s let him know his first impression was the right one. IU is a great college experience we will be fine.

  • Ben Ancelet

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Zeller was a program changer, but even he wasn’t a top 10 player (sure lottery pick if allowed to go straight to the NBA) at the end of his senior year. If most of us are honest I don’t think we could say we expected Cody to dominate from day 1 like he did last year. Yogi is a beast, but a sure lottery pick? Nope. I love the direction of the program and believe CTC is the perfect coach for IU. But let’s be honest, IU hasn’t been a destination for that type of player historically.

  • Spencer

    No, you can come in with more than a year done. I did it too. Finishing in 2 years + 2 summers isn’t easy, but it isn’t hard either.

  • KatieMelsh

    It was actually BeeJay Anya. Look back over Coach’s twitter feed. The weekend before he had been in Maryland watching Victor play and recruiting.

  • dmglotz

    I know he played for Canada but he had the option to play for USA. I understand he was born in Canada but where has he grown up?…yes, the USA!

  • please read your statement… he has been in school for 1 year and is half way done. at that pace ,if my math is correct, he will finish the second half of his degree after his second year.

  • Diperdandy

    we dont need more than one player in 2013, and we dont have the scholarship space to do that unless someone decommits. Besids there are better players out there in 2014 that have taken interest in IU. So why not save space for 2014

  • Diperdandy

    we dont need more than one player in 2013, and we dont have the scholarship space to do that unless someone decommits. Besids there are better players out there in 2014 that have taken interest in IU. So why not save space for 2014

  • twarrior87

    There’s definitely something foul going on here. Why wouldn’t he decommit when IU was in the cellar. Isn’t it strange that he is doing this when IU is a pre-season #1… That slimeball Calipari probably has something to do with it… if not him, then someone else with scandalous intentions.

    No other reason makes sense, not with what IU’s program has going for it right now.

  • Jake

    But he had the choice to play for either one, and he chose Canada. There’s really not a problem with him picking Canada.

  • 323SGrant

    After the bad news of losing a 5 star prospect 45 minutes from Bloomington, I am even more grateful for the players currently on the IU team.

  • 323SGrant

    After the bad news of losing a 5 star prospect 45 minutes from Bloomington, I am even more grateful for the players currently on the IU team.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    not too worried about 2014 at all,that will take care of itself, good luck to Trey and the future is bright in Hoosierland!! this is gonna be a fun year.

  • SCHoosier

    U are right..got to thinking..when they toss that ball up in a couple of months..Trey isn’t gonna be on many minds..except the coaching staff. I hope he has a great Jr. year. at Indy Tech…does his next summer AAU fiasco with no injury and then anounces that he’s going to wherever. In the meantime lets get those 2013 guys we want..

  • Hammer

    Next recruit! shuffle your feet loose your seat! No one is too good!

  • Hammer

    Next recruit! shuffle your feet loose your seat! No one is too good!

  • Geoff_85

    Ned The Head – 5 percent cash back.

  • Derbus

    Cody is a Business major and the Kelley School of Business is a top 20 program in the USA. I doubt he will be done in the next 12 months. This bodes well for him to stay one more Hoops season to complete his degree and achieve that goal!! Can anyone say back to back National Championships!!!! Lmao hysterically.

  • Derbus

    Cody is a Business major and the Kelley School of Business is a top 20 program in the USA. I doubt he will be done in the next 12 months. This bodes well for him to stay one more Hoops season to complete his degree and achieve that goal!! Can anyone say back to back National Championships!!!! Lmao hysterically.

  • fatmilla91

    Here is a paragraph from an ESPN insider article about Lyles decommitment:
    “Over the last three recruiting classes, eight players ranked in the top 25 overall have decommitted and C.J. Leslie (NC State), Ricardo Ledo (Providence) and Myck Kabong (Texas) are the lone members of the club that returned to their original committed teams. Statistically, there’s a 38 percent chance of a top-25 player returning to the team he made his original verbal commitment with. The Indiana Hoosiers would like for that number to increase.”

  • skotchie

    I am always leary of these early commitments, there is too much time for the outside influence to get into a kids head, and dont forget they are kids. I believe they should go through the process its a once in a life time experience and wait to commit to a school until atleast after thier junior year of high school. Good luck Trey, enjoy yourself and I hope to see you at IU.

  • bloyd88

    I’ve been born and raised in Columbus and know the Kiel family well, I don’t see this as the same situation. Gunner was going to go to a team that won one game last year, Trey could be going to a team that might come off of a Final Four or two. No one ever talks about Gunner’s Brother and his Relation with Coach Wilson. I’m an IU football fan, but I don’t blame Gunner for what he did.

  • bloyd88

    I’ve been born and raised in Columbus and know the Kiel family well, I don’t see this as the same situation. Gunner was going to go to a team that won one game last year, Trey could be going to a team that might come off of a Final Four or two. No one ever talks about Gunner’s Brother and his Relation with Coach Wilson. I’m an IU football fan, but I don’t blame Gunner for what he did.

  • Arie

    His degree is half finished after one year because his AP and dual credit hours from high school transferred over. So it will take longer than one year to complete the other half.

  • BIGGESTIUFANEVER

    Who cares he looks too slow anyway and can’t jump…pffffttt I was never high on this kid. He looks like one of those players who can dominate at one level, but is average at best on the next…

  • actually last year was the perfect storm for them, having 2 experienced 2nd year players and most importantly Miller in the mix.
    regardless, I am ready for 2012-2013 season to start.

  • actually last year was the perfect storm for them, having 2 experienced 2nd year players and most importantly Miller in the mix.
    regardless, I am ready for 2012-2013 season to start.

  • DannerPerea

    I agree, someone needs to get in his ear and mention that your first instinct is usually right for a reason.