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 headed on a visit to Ohio State on Wednesday.
“Heading to Columbus in the AM..#Buckeyes ✈️” he Tweeted.
Ohio State head coach Thad Matta recently watched the 6-foot-5 Lyle play and came away impressed.
“Thad said that he could be special,” IMG Academy coach John Mahoney told SNY.tv.
With Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell now projected as a top-5 pick in the NBA Draft, Lyle could come in and get immediate playing time with the Buckeyes. He’s averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2.5 steals at IMG.
“He has the potential to be special,” Mahoney said. “He is learning how to work hard every day and what it takes to be very good. He has been working on his shot which has improved.”
Lyle was previously committed to both Louisville and Oregon.
He is considering several schools, including Oregon, LSU and others.
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.