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 is finally off the board and headed to Oregon.
The 6-foot-5 Huntington (W.V.) Prep guard announced he has chosen the Ducks over Memphis.
“Next year, I will be attending the University of Oregon,” Lyle said at his press conference Wednesday evening.
Lyle is the fifth player to chose the Ducks, joining point guard Casey Benson, small forward Dwayne Benjamin, power forwardRay Kasongo and big man Michael Chandler.
The onetime Louisville commit originally listed Kansas and Oklahoma State, too, but SNY.tv reported separately that both schools were out.
Lyle visited Oregon in February and previously told SNY.tv he enjoyed it.
“I liked everything about it,” Lyle said. “I got to meet coach Dana [Altman] in person and meet the coaching staff. I got to see a great game, got to see all the facilities, so I like it. I like it a lot. It was a great visit.”
Lyle has a strong relationship with assistant coach Tony Stubblefield, who is recruiting him.
“Oh, yeah, me and coach Stubbs, we have a great relationship,” he said. “I think me and him built a great relationship throughout this process and it just keeps growing and he’s a great guy.”
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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.