Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis) power forward Trey Lyles is all about consistency. The 6-10 senior has trained with his father, Tom Lyles, since he was seven and he’s managed a double-double in points and rebounds every game this season for the No. 12 Titans.
Lyles’ greatest strength, however, may be his all-around ability. While many of his shots come in the paint, he shoots well from outside and leads his team in assists. He has signed to play at Kentucky next season.
Until April, when the postseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA boys basketball team will be announced, we’re taking a look at those who have either backed up the preseason hype or played their way into ALL-USA consideration.
This Week’s Player: Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis) power forward Trey Lyles
2013-14 Stats: Lyles was averaging 26 points, 14 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 2.6 assists through Thursday.
Best Games: In a 87-84 overtime defeat of Ballard (Louisville) on Dec. 7, he had 31 points and 19 rebounds. He also had 45 points and 16 rebounds in a 95-88 overtime defeat of Park Tudor (Indianapolis) on Jan. 4.
Others’ Take: “Trey continues to improve. Going from his freshman to his sophomore year, he improved in 10 categories and last year, improved in five more. He’s a gym rat and he’s always working on his game. His dad (who is an assistant at Arsenal Tech) has been his trainer his whole life. That’s a huge key. But to train like that, you have to have a kid who wants to be in the gym or they burn out. He has that love for this game.” – Arsenal Tech coach Jason Delaney
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His Take: “Getting a double-double is very important to me. It’s not just about the points. It’s about rebounding and getting assists and helping your team win. I wanted to play a tougher schedule this year and we have. I think it has made the team a lot better than just playing the schools around our area. It really helped out with our confidence.”