Trey Lyles is returning home to host a youth camp this weekend at Tech High School.
Lyles, the 2014 IndyStar Indiana Mr. Basketball, will run the camp with assistance from the Tech coaching staff. The camper fee is $2, which will be matched by Lyles for each individual and donated for cancer research.
“You don’t see that from everyone,” Tech coach Jason Delaney said. “A lot of the time the fee is $150 and goes into pockets instead of charities. He wanted to come back to where he started in high school and it’s for a great cause.”
The 6-10 Lyles averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in his first NBA season with the Utah Jazz. He was selected with the No. 12 overall pick out of Kentucky in the 2015 draft, a year after leading Tech to a Class 4A state championship.
The camp is open to all kids, though the goal is to attract a large number of Indianapolis Public School students. It is open to ages 7-14. There are Saturday and Sunday sessions from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Lyles trained at Tech this spring prior to leaving to play in the NBA Summer League.
“Seeing him do this makes you proud of him as a coach,” Delaney said. “He’s worked hard and you can see that with his performance this summer. Even though he has millions of dollars now, he’s focused on improving. Hopefully this camp is something that can happen year after year.”
Registration is Thursday and Friday at Tech from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Delaney said the camp would likely be limited to 200 individuals.
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