Chris Lykes is a transcendent talent as a scoring point guard, and he showed just why during Gonzaga’s run to the Alhamba Catholic Invitational Tournament title.
Given the ball on a fastbreak with just one man to keep in front of, Lykes took the ball in stride, sent a perfect assist to himself off the glass and then flushed home a clean dunk with his right hand. To call it a smooth, ESPN-worthy move is an understatement.
Making the dunk all the more impressive is Lykes’ relatively diminutive stature: The Miami point guard signee is just 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, but he can fly like a much, much bigger man.
That’s a big part of why Lykes is the top-rated player in talent-rich Washington, D.C., and one of the nation’s most highly sought-after guards. If he performs to a level anywhere near his high school level in Coral Gables, Hurricanes fans are in for quite a treat.