Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
JaQuan Lyle Sets Kansas Visit for Jan. 11 (UPDATED)
Huntington (W.V.) Prep combo guard JaQuan Lyle will visit Kansas this weekend when they play Kansas State.
“Heading to Lawrence this weekend for my official #kubball#RockChalk ” he Tweeted Sunday.
Kansas already has a pledge from 6-9 Chicago Curie forward Cliff Alexander, and Alexander and Lyle have talked about packaging together.
Lyle has also visited West Virginia, which is pursuing him.
“There’s a need at West Virginia,” he recently told the Indy Star. “They need a big guard who can come in and make plays and I could see myself in that situation.”
Oregon, Memphis and UConn are among those also involved, while Indiana appears out.
“They wanted me to sign early and I wasn’t really trying to sign early,” he said. “They kind of backed off. I probably haven’t talked to them in a month. There’s probably nothing there anymore (with Indiana).”
Lyle will be one of the most sought after players in the late signing period that begins in April — along with Myles Turner and Rashad Vaughn.Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.