Lyle ready for visits

Five-star point guard JaQuan Lyle has some visits on the horizon.

Five-star class of 2014 point guard Jaquan Lyle is ready to get things going again this fall both in terms of working out with his Evansville (Ind.) Bosse teammates and also in terms of making unofficial visits.

This summer was a good one for Lyle and his Spiece Indy Heat teammates. Lyle and company played well in the EYBL leading up to the Peach Jam, and the No. 15 overall prospect says he feels his game continued to grow during the summer.

"This summer went well," said Lyle. "I feel like I did good individually and we did pretty well as a team. I wish we would have done better at Peach Jam. We kind of came out and laid an egg after the first game, but we have to grow from that and come back strong next year."

He continued, "I think I have gotten a lot better. Just playing the point and making plays, that is what I do. I think overall I got better. I think my skills got better and my attitude got a lot better over the summer."

Recruiting wise it has been a long list of schools after Lyle for quite a while. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, Tennessee, Memphis, and Xavier are just a few of the options he has.

"The phone is still blowing up from a lot of schools," said Lyle. "It is mostly the same schools. Coach (Shane) Burkhart and I always talk about trimming down my list and finding the right time to do that, but for right now I am just enjoying the process. A lot of schools are saying they want me bad."

This upcoming weekend Lyle will take his first visit of the fall, and it will be to Louisville.

"It is just so close to home and Coach (Kevin) Keatts is always trying to get me down there," said Lyle. "I just like to go down there every once in a while and hang out. This Saturday I am staying overnight at Quentin Snider's house and then going to the football game on Sunday."

About his relationship with Snider, Lyle said, "We became real close this summer with the Elite 100 and NBA Camp. At those two places we became good friends."

Outside of Louisville there are a few other schools that Lyle is hoping to visit.

"I will probably for sure visit Indiana, Ohio State, and Michigan State, but I am not sure of when," Lyle explained.

Indiana has been recruiting Lyle almost since day one, and he likes what the school and the coaching staff bring to the table.

"IU is about Coach (Tom) Crean," said Lyle of the Hoosiers. "He is a great coach and turned the whole program around with them being pre-season No. 1. Coach Crean is a great coach and they have a great staff and they know what they are doing."

Also Ohio State has been active in the recruitment. They tracked Lyle all summer long, and are making an impression on him.

"I don't know specifically what it is about Ohio State, but it is real good. They have a great campus, and then Coach (Thad) Matta is a great coach with a great staff," said Lyle. "They get the ball up and down the court, and give their guards a lot of freedom which I like."

With Michigan State, Lyle has family in East Lansing, and he says that could make his decision interesting.

"It's always good to hear from Coach (Tom) Izzo and Coach (Dane) Fife," Lyle explained. "It would be interesting if I did go to Michigan State since I do have family there. That would be a good thing. Michigan State is just a great school. Coach Izzo is a terrific coach and it is just a great school."

For Lyle he continues to look at his recruitment while also focusing on getting ready for the basketball season, as Bosse expects to be one of the top teams in the state of Indiana.

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