“Star In the Making”: Trey Lyles Prospect Profile

Trey Lyles may have seemed like the “forgotten” man in Kentucky’s front court but he is certainly a name to watch. Coach John Calipari deployed the versatile Lyles out of position at small forward for the majority of the year but it did not halt the freshman’s impact.

Trey Lyles could find himself in the top-10 this June. (Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports)
Trey Lyles could find himself in the top-10 this June. (Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports)

Trey Lyles (Freshman, Kentucky, @TreyMambaLyles)

Power Forward/6’10/250/Age: 19

Product of…Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN)

Quick Stats

8.7 points/game, 5.2 rebounds/game, 1.1 assists/game

Trey Lyles may have seemed like the “forgotten” man in Kentucky’s front court but he is certainly a name to watch. Coach John Calipari deployed the versatile Lyles out of position at small forward for the majority of the year but it did not halt the freshman’s impact. A unique power player with a perimeter game, Trey can become a strong offensive player in the league next season.

As a future four man, Lyles needs to improve his three-point range to make a seamless transition into a devastating pick and pop threat. Though he is only an average athlete, his size, skill, and versatility make him a potential lottery selection.

Strengths:

-Good shooter with nice range near the three-point line; smart passer with a keen sense of making sharp reads when doubled

-Nice balance of a power & face up threat; comfortable sizing up opponents and scoring

-Great rebounder; knows how to use size to shield his man from getting into the lane

Trey Lyles prospect

Weaknesses:

-Not the most explosive athlete; could struggle to defend quick four men

-Lacks lateral quickness to compete at a high level defensively

-Has to control weight and improve conditioning

D.O.G. Status: Lyles could be an offensive star in a few years. If he is able to maintain top physical form, we could be mentioning him as one of the best young inside-out forwards in the future.

NBA Comparison: Carlos Boozer/Noah Vonleh

#DOFGAME #DOG

-Jabari J.

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