At 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, Lyles is an imposing figure on the low block. Also skilled out to the three point line, Lyles has proven to be one of the elite players in the class since his freshman season. Now it is down to two schools for his signature.
"Both schools have great head coaches who are really involved in the individual training, both have won national championships, and both have put a lot of guys in the NBA," said Lyles about Kentucky and Louisville.
Lyles already made an official visit to Louisville, and he really enjoyed what Rick Pitino and his staff showed him.
"Just the overall campus and I got to see how the players are praised by the fans and everything like that," said Lyles about what he saw on the visit. "I also got to see the dorm rooms and how the guys interacted with one another. Also I saw the individual instruction that they give their players."
Next up is Kentucky on October 18 for their Big Blue Madness event. Lyles has been to that in the past, but on this visit he wants to get a complete feel for the Kentucky program.
"I have been down there for Big Blue Madness and for a game, so I have seen the basketball side of things," said Lyles. "Now I want to see how the guys interact, the dorms, and everything like that."
After visiting Kentucky, Lyles and his family will begin to make a decision between the two schools. According to Lyles it will be well thought out.
"My dad, my mom, and I will just talk about it," said Lyles. "I will give them my feedback and they will give me theirs, and then as a family we will choose the best situation."
Lyles is the No. 1 power forward in the country and the No. 7 player overall.