Kyle Guy’s sophomore season at Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central was a very formative experience for the three-star combo guard.
Stepping into the spotlight as the go to guy, opposing teams sent constant double teams in Guy’s direction as the 6-foot-3, 160-pound scorer found his way and guided his team to a successful season.
Now in AAU this spring, Guy feels like Lawrence Central’s gauntlet of a schedule only helped him as a player.
“For high school I was a combo guard but if you needed me to bring the ball up I could,” Guy said. “This year I kind of stepped into the I’m the man role so that was a big step for me.
“With AAU ball we have so many great players that if you’re on we’re going to give you the ball, if you’re not on we’re going to make sure whoever is on gets the ball.”
On his game Guy adding, “I’d say I’m an all around player. I can score, I can shoot, I can play defense, rebound, pass very well; I’m obviously not 6-8, but I try to be like LeBron James on the court.”
“They started recruiting me last year after my freshman season and I went on a visit for a football game, they actually almost lost to Akron,” Guy said. “But it was a really cool visit, probably one of the best I’ve been on thus far. The campus is great, the coaches are great and I toured the campus and met everyone.
“I really like the coaches but I mainly just talk to Coach Jordan when I’m just checking up but they’ve been to quite a few games of mine and a couple open gyms. I talk to them at least once a week.”
Guy says there’s a lot to like about the Wolverines’ program and the guard development that’s gone on in recent years.
“They’re definitely a guard oriented offense,” Guy said. “They’ve had some great players come through there with Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and now Caris LeVert is becoming a great player.
“If I were to go there I would have very high hopes with the way I would progress because of the coaching staff and the history of those players improving through the years.”
Though Guy and Michigan haven’t discussed a scholarship offer in-depth, the three-star guard plans to be in attendance for the Wolverines’ one-day college practice camp on June 7 with hopes of impressing with his play.
“It’s a wait and see type of thing,” Guy said. “I know, Coach Beilein has only seen me play once so they want him to see me more and develop a relationship.
“I’m going to the camp on June 7 and I think that’ll be a make or break type of day. I’m not saying if I play bad they’ll never offer me but I feel it would come sooner if I play really well.”
The Michigan football program earned a commitment from Lawrence Central linebacker Darrin Kirkland over the weekend, a friend of Guy’s and someone that helped him understand what he’ll eventually be looking for in a school.
“The first time (Kirkland) just thought it was a great visit and stuff,” Guy said. “And then the second time he went down there he just got that feeling so, I guess it really is true what they say about that. That’ll probably happen when I commit.”