THE LIST: Class of 2014 Rivals150
Once committed to Indiana before he had even played a high school game, five-star Trey Lyles ended his recruitment for good on Tuesday afternoon.
During a press conference at Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech the 6-foot-10 power forward who ranks No. 8 in the class of 2014 committed to Kentucky.
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"Next year I will be playing for the University of Kentucky," said Lyles during the press conference televised on ESPNU.
With a great blend of skill and power, Lyles has looked more and more like a young Carlos Boozer type while he's developed. He finishes with either hand around the rim, rebounds at a high level and wears out jump shots from the mid range.
Heading into his announcement, Kentucky was the heavy favorite to pick up the five-star stud. But, in the hour before the announcement the rumors got fired up saying that he could be headed to Louisville instead. However, he chose the favorite and said that John Calipari's track record with potential early entry NBA types was big.
"Just because of Coach Cal's record with players like myself," said Lyles. "He's had a lot of guys that have been able to step up to that stage (NBA)."
Now that Lyles has made the call for the Wildcats, Kentucky appears primed to once again land the top recruiting class in the country. He joins No. 11 Karl Towns, No. 30 Devin Booker and No. 34 Tyler Ulis in a class that is currently set to debut at No. 1 in the 2014 team rankings.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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