UNC in Contact with Lyles

Two weeks ago Trey Lyles backed off his early pledge to Indiana. Since decommitting, the top 10 junior from Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech has heard from an impressive collection of top schools – including North Carolina.

Lyles, a 6-9, 225-pound power forward, has been contacted by Butler, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Harvard, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas and UCLA.

"We are fortunate enough to have received quite a bit of interest from various different schools across the country," Tom Lyles, Trey's father, said. "It's been interesting."

Although the interest is pouring in, Lyles doesn't appear to be in a rush to start examining the schools in person.

"There's nothing set up," Lyles said when asked about visits.

"Maybe before the season starts we can look at doing some visits at that time," he added.

Lyles said his son is more focused on his development -- in the classroom, weight room and on the court -- than with upcoming visits.

"The main focus for him right now is making sure that he continues that 3.8 or 3.9 GPA," the elder Lyles said. "That's what is important. Then on the other side is that he makes sure to continue to fall in love with the weight room and he and I just continue to work on skill development and keep getting better."

Lyles did mention that his son had a particular school he grew up cheering for: North Carolina.

"That right there was Trey's dream school," his father said. "That was his dream school. When he started playing basketball that was his dream school. You know how everybody has one school that they grew up saying, ‘That's the school I want to go to and that's where I want to play.' That was his dream school."

As with the other schools that have made contact since Lyles's decommitment, UNC hasn't had an extensive dialogue with him as of yet.

"I got a call from North Carolina, but we haven't really had a chance to talk to them too much," he said. "But I did get a call from them a couple of times. We have not had much dialogue with them because it's been kind of hit and miss."

Lyles is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 power forward and the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2014 recruiting class.

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