Lyle gives the latest

JaQuan Lyle recently made a pair of unofficial visits, and he hopes to take some officials in the near future.

Five-star point guard JaQuan Lyle is again seeing his recruitment pick up. The Evansville, Indiana native who is now at Huntington (WV) Prep, is once again making visits and continues to have numerous options.

The most recent trip for Lyle was to Memphis for their Midnight Madness. The visit was unofficial, but it gave Lyle a good chance to connect with good friend Cliff Alexander, and Lyle says it was a good time.

"I went to their Midnight Madness and that was great," said Lyle. "They had a dunk contest and I got to see them get up and down, but nobody was taking it too serious. Also I got to see them practice on Saturday and they really got after it in practice. Overall it was a good visit."

Both the fit and his relationship with the coaching staff seem to work well for Lyle with the Tigers.

"They think I would fit right in with them as a guard who can do a lot of things with playmaking abilities," noted Lyle. "I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. I had a relationship with Coach Jason Gardner before when I played with EG 10. I didn't even know he got the Memphis job until he called me after he de-committed. We had a good relationship before and we still do, and I also like Coach (Josh) Pastner."

Also Lyle made an unofficial visit to Connecticut, and he said that was a good trip as well.

"UConn trip was real good," said Lyle. "I loved that visit and I love Coach (Kevin) Ollie and that coaching staff. I got to see the campus and overall it was a great visit."

Even with the Huskies getting a recent pledge from junior college prospect Sam Cassell, Lyle says that they are still an option.

"With them getting another guard commitment that isn't a problem," explained Lyle. "They have a lot of wing type guards right now, and they could see me coming in and handling the basketball and running the one a lot. Rodney Purvis isn't a true one, and then Daniel Hamilton is a wing, and Sam Cassell Jr isn't a true one either, so I could come in and handle the ball."

Beyond that the Indiana Hoosiers are again starting to become a real threat for Lyle, and he says his relationship with Coach Tom Crean remains very close.

"Coach Crean, he's a person I could talk to about anything at any time," said Lyle. "We can just have a conversation without even talking about IU. I can tell he cares about me more as a person than a player. Indiana is just a great program and things are going well with them."

For now though this is looking like a spring decision as Lyle still needs to take his standardized test, and at the same time make some official visits.

"I don't know about other visits yet," said Lyle. "I will take my test next Saturday and after that I will begin scheduling official visits, but I don't know to where yet."

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