Evansville, IN (WAVE) - Evansville Bosse High School guard JaQuan Lyle announced on Wednesday that he has verbally committed to play college basketball for the University of Louisville.
"Overall it's just a great school," Lyle said. "Coach Pitino and coach Kevin Keatts, one of the assistants, they're just great coaches. The whole coaching staff is great, and I mean pretty much, just a great school, best fit for me."
Lyle, a 6'5" guard, who can play either backcourt position, is rated as the #12 prospect in the class of 2014 by Scout.com. He is a 5 star recruit.
Evan Daniels, the national recruiting analyst for Scout, told WAVE 3, "This is a huge pickup, JaQuan is a 6'5" versatile guard," adding, "one of his best attributes is his ability to pass and he can defend three positions."
Scout now has UofL's 2014 class ranked #2 in the nation, behind only North Carolina.
Lyle joins Ballard High guard Quentin Snider (#29) and Seattle, Washington, swingman Shaqquan Aaron (#36) as Cards commits. "They have two more scholarships, and I think they'll go after a 4 and a 5," Daniels said.
Lyle was sold on the Cards after coming to town in early June. "I visited Louisville like two weeks ago, and ever since then, I knew I was going to go to Louisville, and then committed about three days ago," he said.
With the grueling process behind him, Lyle says he can focus on his senior season. "I'm glad to have it over with. I feel like a lot of stuff is off my shoulders and blessed to be able to commit to the National Champions."
Bosse head coach Shane Burkhart is also relieved.
"Absolutely it tired him out, absolutely it drained him," Burkhart said. "It was hard on me, I'm 38-years-old and I got to a point where I couldn't handle it, so I can only imagine what it was for a 15, 16 and 17-year-old like JaQuan was,"
Lyle can sign a national letter of intent with UofL in November.
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