Today, Lyons showed why Xavier offered him a scholarship. Lyons tallied 18 points to lead the Rocks past Team New Jersy, 85-72, in a pool matchup.
Lyons is an exciting guard, a fierce competitor with a nose for the ball. He is a great asset for the Albany City Rocks program because he has no fear when taking the ball to the rim.
BRIAN TOWEY'S REVIEW OF MARK LYONS' INDIVIDUAL GAME: With a biting competitive streak, a good feel for the game, strong ball skills and court awareness, and the ability to get to the rim with regularity, Lyons is a lead guard with much to offer.
Previously, Mark played for three years at Schenectady High School in New York before transferring to South Kent last Fall.
CONCLUSION: The 2008 recruit will be a terrific player for Xavier. He has a nice feel for the game and seems to do whatever is necessary to win the basketball game. He's a guy you want in a foxhole with you in a big battle. Has a great love of the game as indicated by his spirit on the court.