Bucks land Lyle

Ohio State landed a big commitment on Thursday evening from point guard JaQuan Lyle.

It has been a long and winding road for four-star point guard JaQuan Lyle. The Evansville, Indiana native is now at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, and now he seemingly has found his college home.

The 6-foot-4 Lyle is now in the 2015 class after initially signing with Oregon as a member of the 2014 class. After a snafu with admissions after reportedly qualifying under NCAA guidelines, Lyle decided to not rush into things and do a year of prep school.

After considering schools such as LSU, Connecticut, South Florida, and others, Lyle decided to end his recruitment while on an official visit to Ohio State according to multiple sources close to the situation.

Currently Lyle is viewed as the No. 6 point guard and the No. 39 prospect overall in the class, and he is a big commitment given the likely departure of D’Angelo Russell to the NBA Draft following the season.

Ohio State also has four-star point guard A.J. Harris in the fold, however Lyle is the type of big scoring point guard who can complement the diminutive Howard. When combining the likely departure of Russell with the graduation of senior starter at point guard Shannon Scott, and it is clear there was playing time available for Lyle.

Along with Lyle and Harris, Ohio State has three other commitments and the top class in the Big Ten.

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