With top-100 players in the class of 2014 dropping like flies over the last few months, there is not much to pick from as far as backcourt players are concerned. Considered a top-25 player since early in his high school career, 6-foot-5 JaQuan Lyle has opted to wait it out and in the process, has made himself the most coveted perimeter player left on the board.
One of the more versatile players in the class, this Huntington Prep guard can do a bit of everything on the court. He has the size to play either guard position, can post smaller defenders, and uses his height to see over the top of most guards. The Evansville native can keep the defense honest with his ability to shoot it from deep and has the physical strength to be a potential bull guarding the ball.
There has been some concern about Lyle’s weight in the past and it has been directly correspondent to his athleticism. When he is in ideal shape, you have a nice athlete who can get by most defenders and finish above the rim with ease. When JaQuan is on the heavier side, he doesn’t get by defenders with such ease and can tend to settle for too many jumpshots.
Lyle is set to make his decision sometime this month, but has yet to set a date. Kansas, Oklahoma State, Memphis, and Oregon are ahead of the pack, while Georgetown and Providence are both working hard for his services