2015 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Trey Lyles
Trey Lyles Player Profile
May 6, 2015
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School: Kentucky Wildcats
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Position: Power Forward
Career Stats: 8.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 assists and 0.5 steals
Strengths: Trey Lyles has a massive frame with a seven-foot wingspan. Lyles has inside-outside ability and has an improved mid-range game. Lyles has three-point potential. Lyles has a good feel for the game and a high basketball IQ. Lyles has good footwork and solid touch around the basket. Lyles does a good job of defending without fouling and attacks the offensive glass. Lyles has good court vision and doesn’t mind passing the ball. Lyles runs the floor well and can be effective in transition. Lyles shot a solid 73.5 percent from the free throw line. Trey Lyles comes with no off-the-court issues and has a strong work ethic. Lyles will turn 20 years old in November.
Weaknesses: Trey Lyles isn’t extremely athletic and isn’t much of a shot blocker despite his size. Lyles will struggle with quicker players at the next level. Lyles could put on some more weight to help him defensively. Lyles doesn’t do one thing great that sets him apart.
Projection: Trey Lyles is a bit of a project to me but has the potential to be a solid pro once he adds weight and improves his offensive range. Lyles has a lot to like but needs to be better defensively and develop a more consistent jumper. Still, Lyles will be a mid first round pick and a guy who can improve his game getting valuable playing time off the bench his rookie season.