Top recruit Trey Lyles attracts some of college basketball's best for workout
September 11, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens had a front row seat. To his right, Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski. Stanford assistant Mark Madsen and Georgetown assistant Kenya Hunter were further down to the left.
Then, with about 20 minutes left in open gym Monday afternoon at Tech High School, Kentucky coach John Calipari strolled into the east gym flanked by assistants Kenny Payne and Orlando Antigua.
The attraction? Trey Lyles, the 6-9 junior forward who is again available after rescinding a commitment to Indiana last month. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and assistant Dane Fife also checked in at Tech on Monday morning, the second day of the fall recruiting period.
“It shows that we’re either on the road (to) where they are going or they really want to come watch us play,” Lyles said of the coaches who saw him Monday.
One school that didn’t have a coach in the Tech gym was Indiana. Tech coach Jason Delaney said “I think at some point” Indiana will make an appearance this week.
Lyles, who committed to Indiana prior to his freshman season at Tech, said last month that he still considered the Hoosiers to be at the top of his list. He backed off that a bit Monday, saying they “are still part of my group.”