One of the best high school basketball players in the 2014 class that remains uncommited is five-star Indianapolis power forward Trey Lyles, who is down to the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats as his finalists, and it will be one of those two Bluegrass rivals that he attends college at. Lyles, a 5-star forward and near-consensus top-10 player, decommited from IU last April after he originally committed to Indiana in September 2010.
Lyles took an official visit to Louisville at the end of August and an official visit to Kentucky on Oct. 18 for their Big Blue Madness event. He had this to say before his visit to UK:
“It’s open ended,” Lyles previously said. “I still have to go on my official visit to Kentucky and hopefully will get back to both schools for another unofficial. So I haven’t thought yet about a decision date. I want to see what the atmosphere is like and then just really weigh everything so I can make a decision.”
As it turns out, Lyles will in fact have a decision by the time the early signing period in November comes around, as he will announce his commitment live today on ESPNU at 12:55 EST. he is in fact waiting until after his UK visit to commit to the Cats.
Lyles has been set on UK and Calipari for awhile now, and the Cats in return have been viewed as the heavy-favorite to land him since he decommited from the Indiana Hoosiers. The Cards were able to make up a lot of ground over the summer in his recruitment, but it looks as though their efforts will fall short if he does announce his commitment today.