One of the best players in the 2014 class that the Kentucky Wildcats remain heavily involved in is five-star Indianapolis power forward Trey Lyles, who is down to the Louisville Cardinals and UK as his finalists, and it will be one of those two Bluegrass rivals that he attends college at.
Lyles took an official visit to Louisville at the end of August and will take an official visit to Kentucky on Oct. 18 for Big Blue Madness.
“It’s open ended,” Lyles previously said. “I still have to go on my official visit to Kentucky and hopefully will get back to both schools for another unofficial. So I haven’t thought yet about a decision date.”
But according to the Indy Star, Lyles may in fact have a decision by the time the early signing period in November comes around. While those words never actually came out of his mouth in the interview they did with him, one thing he said did stand out, and may indicate that he is in fact waiting until after his UK visit to commit to the Cats:
Q: Do you know which college you are going to pick?
A: “No, not yet. I want to see what the atmosphere is like and then just really weigh everything so I can make a decision.”
Lyles has long liked UK and Calipari, and UK in return has been viewed as the heavy-favorite to land him since he decommited from the Indiana Hoosiers. It could be a matter of him wanting to see UK at it’s peak, which is always the case at Big Blue Madness.
As to why he may decide to wait it out and decide later in the spring:
It’s a good process to go through. You get to travel and see schools. Just take your time and learn all you can.”
Either way, one thing is clear: His experience at Big Blue Madness will have a huge affect on who he ultimately commits to, and how soon he chooses to do so.