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.
Huntington (W.V.) Prep guard JaQuan Lyle will take an official visit to Oregon this weekend, he Tweeted.
The Ducks host USC Saturday in a Pac-12 game.
“There’s a real good relationship right there, me and [assistant] coach [Tony] Stubblefield,” Lyle told SNY.tv recently. “We developed a relationship probably three days after I de-committed so I mean me and him have been going steady.”
The former Louisville commit has already visited Memphis and UConn, and is also being heavily pursued by West Virginia and Oklahoma State, among others.
As for what factors will help him make his decision, Lyle told SNY.tv it’s about the game itself that matters.
“Just the opportunity to play right away and the style of play has to fit me,” he said. “[At] Louisville, I felt like it was a great fit all on the offensive end, but on the defensive end I’m not the full-court defensive guy. This was the best opportunity for playing time and style of play.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.