Top-five prospect Lyles sets official visit for Kentucky's Big Blue Madness

broberts@herald-leader.comAugust 14, 2013 


Arsenal Technical's Trey Lyles beat Scecina Memorial's Sam Elmore in a Jan. 17 game in Indianapolis. Lyles, rated as the No. 4 overall recruit of 2014 by, decommitted from Indiana last summer and has Kentucky and Louisville among his college choices.

DOUG MCSCHOOLER — Indianapolis Star

The guest list is growing for Big Blue Madness.

Trey Lyles, considered one of the top five players in the Class of 2014, will visit UK for the Oct. 18 event, his father told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday.

The trip was originally reported as an official visit, but Tom Lyles said later in the day that they haven't decided whether it will be an official or unofficial.

Either way, Lyles will be in Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness for the second consecutive year.

Lyles has narrowed his list to UK, Louisville, Florida and Butler. Tom Lyles said his son will take an official visit to U of L on Aug. 31 and the family is "still working" on scheduling trips to Florida and Butler.

UK uses Madness as its biggest recruiting draw, and John Calipari already has several star prospects lined up for this year's event. Lyles joins Stanley Johnson, Emmanuel Mudiay and Devin Booker as the players from the Class of 2014 who have confirmed visits for that date. Kelly Oubre, Rashad Vaughn and James Blackmon Jr. are among the others who have discussed visiting for Madness.

All of those players have scholarship offers from Kentucky.

Lyles — a 6-foot-9 power forward from Indianapolis — is ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the class by and ESPN. has him at No. 5.

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