Trey Lyles, the 6-foot-8 forward from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, has decommitted from Indiana according to a Twitter post from Tech coach Jason Delaney.
“Trey Lyles has decided to open his recruitment,” Delaney said in his post. “He loves IU & it is still #1 but he would like to have something to compare it to.”
Lyles has been committed to Indiana since before his freshman season at Tech and is rated as one of the top 10 players in the Class of 2014.
UPDATE: Tech coach Jason Delaney said Indiana fans shouldn’t read Lyles’ decommitment as an expression of displeasure with the program, but said Lyles simply wants to make sure he makes the right decision.
“The biggest thing we talked about with him, his family and myself is that he just wants to make sure,” Delaney said. “I want to preface this by saying he loves IU. He loves the coaching staff. He loves the fans. He just wants to make sure he makes the right choice for his future. At the end of this whole process, he just wants to know for sure that this is the right fit.”
The reason Lyles was feeling uneasy, Delaney said, is simply because he hadn’t really experienced the recruiting process. Lyles committed in the fall of 2010 before he’d even played a high school game at Tech.
Delaney asked for understanding from the fans.
“My biggest hope for the fans and everything — he’s such a great kid, he’s the kind of kid I want my son to grow up and be like — is I hope they support him,” Delaney said. “I hope they keep it in perspective.”
Delaney said that Lyles has not been contacted by any other schools yet and has no timetable in terms of when he wants to begin making visits or eventually make another decision.