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Kentucky Land their Guy

Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star

Trey Lyles will be a Kentucky Wildcat and John Calipari continues his mastery of college recruiting. While also considering offers from rival school Louisville, the 6-foot-9 forward donned a royal blue UK hat this past week, giving Calipari another star studded recruiting class. Lyles is joining fellow class of 2014 recruits Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. Lyles will look to duplicate the success has followed past UK recruits such as Anthony Davis and John Wall.

While Lyles may not have the springs to jump out of the gym like many of his 2014 classmates what he does posses is very good footwork and a respctable jumpshot. Lyles also has a decent post game that will grow when he is playing along fellow big man Towns. Lyles has the athleticism and the basketball knowledge to be yet another star for Calipari.

 Lyles has shown flashes that can remind of a young Nicolas Batum with his length and his ability to manufacture points in the post. Lyles will need to continue to develop his jumpshot as well as his post game if he truly wishes to blossum into his full potential.

With the addition of Lyles Kentucky has sured up it's front court for the next couple of years, allowing Calipari to further stockpile talent at UK.