INDIANAPOLIS -- P.J. Thompson and Trey Lyles arguably put together the best performances of the day.…
Lyles focused on season
Following his de-commitment from Indiana it has been an interesting few months for Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech standout Trey Lyles. The 6-foot-9 power forward is off to a solid start this season and that is where his focus is. Lyles and Tech are doing a good job on the court this year. A recent overtime victory over Indianapolis Cathedral was just the latest win for the squad as they try to make a run at the city title. In the game against Cathedral Lyles finished with 18 points and nine rebounds and hit a crucial 18 foot baseline jumper in overtime to give his team the lead. "I just saw he was playing me middle so I went baseline and I just tried to shoot a pull up," said Lyles. He continued, "Definitely I am getting the ball in a position to score. I am trying to attack the basket more and not rely on my jump shot as much." Currently Lyles is choosing not to talk about his recruitment, but schools such as Butler, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, Michigan State, and UCLA have all been linked to him and have at least visited the school or come to a game. Indiana is no longer recruiting Lyles following the de-commitment, and that has a lot of people giving Lyles their input on where they think he should go. "People are telling me they want me to go here or want me to go there, but I just move on with my day and don't pay any attention to it. I just try to live every day to the fullest," said Lyles. Also being one of the top players in the country, Lyles has been the target of opposing student sections all year long. He says he just tries to stay focus on the task at hand and not worry about everything that surrounds the court. "Definitely I am a target but you have to let it go through one ear and out the other," Lyles explained. "They come up with some pretty outrageous things to say. It is good for their school that they have people like that. Sometimes it bugs me but sometimes it doesn't." For now expect Lyles to simply go through the year uncommitted and then he might begin to explore his recruitment further once it gets to the spring and summer.
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