Kentucky signee Lyles named Indiana's Mr. Basketball

April 8, 2014 

McDonald's All-American center Trey Lyles.


INDIANAPOLIS — University of Kentucky signee Trey Lyles made it a clean sweep Tuesday.

Less than two weeks after winning the Class 4A state title and the Class 4A Trester Mental Attitude Award, Lyles added another title to his sterling résumé — The Indianapolis Star's Mr. Basketball.

The 6-foot-10 recruit from Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis capped an incredible season by winning a narrow three-way race. Lyles was named on 117 of 344 ballots cast by media and coaches. Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor, who is headed to Xavier, was second with 108. James Blackmon Jr. of Marion, an Indiana recruit, finished third at 95.

"I'm proud and honored to be a part of such a special group of players who won it before me," Lyles told The Star. "I think it'll take awhile for it to sink in."

Lyles averaged 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 blocks while shooting 58 percent from the field.

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