Trey Anthony Lyles (born November 5, 1995) is a Canadian-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Utah Jazz following his freshman season at the University of Kentucky.
Lyles at Kentucky's 2014 Blue-White scrimmage
|No. 7 – Denver Nuggets|
|Born||November 5, 1995|
|Nationality||Canadian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
|High school||Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Entering his senior year of high school, Lyles was ranked as one of the best high school basketball players in the country and was recruited heavily by Kentucky, Indiana, and Louisville. Lyles originally committed to Indiana in September 2010 during his freshman year of high school, but then later decommitted in August 2012. Lyles signed a letter of intent on November 5, 2013 to play and study at the University of Kentucky.
During his senior year of high school, Lyles averaged 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists and led Arsenal Tech to the IHSAA Class 4A State Championship game with a 63-59 victory over Lake Central. Following the conclusion of his senior season, Lyles was voted Indiana Mr. Basketball over fellow high school seniors Trevon Bluiett, who signed to play at Xavier University and James Blackmon Jr. who signed with Indiana University.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Indianapolis, Indiana||Arsenal Tech||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)||235 lb (107 kg)||Nov 5, 2013|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN:|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11 Rivals: 13 247Sports: 10 ESPN: 6|
Lyles enrolled at Kentucky on June 12, 2014. Due to an unspecified leg injury, Lyles sat out Kentucky's six-game exhibition series in Nassau, Bahamas from August 10 through August 17. As a freshman, Lyles was named to the 2015 All-SEC Freshman Team and helped lead the Wildcats to a 2015 NCAA Final Four appearance.
On April 9, 2015, Lyles along with Kentucky teammates Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein declared to enter their names into the 2015 NBA draft.
Utah Jazz (2015–2017)Edit
On June 25, 2015, Lyles was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz on July 7. Lyles averaged 3.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game over the first two months of his rookie season. He began picking up his production with more steady minutes during the month of January, scoring in double figures for the first time on January 4 with 13 points against the Houston Rockets. On January 9, in a win over the Miami Heat, he recorded 10 rebounds for the first time, and on January 14, he scored a then season-high 19 points in a loss to the Sacramento Kings. On February 3, he was named a Rising Stars Challenge participant at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, replacing the injured Nikola Mirotić on the World Team roster. On April 10, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 100–84 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Denver Nuggets (2017–present)Edit
On June 22, 2017, Lyles was traded, along with the draft rights to Tyler Lydon, to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for the draft rights to Donovan Mitchell. On December 2, 2017, he scored a season-high 18 points in a 115–100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On December 10, 2017, he scored a career-high 25 points in a 126–116 overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers. On January 5, 2018, he set a new career high with 26 points in a 99–91 win over the Utah Jazz.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
National team careerEdit
Lyles (who moved to Indiana with his family when he was seven years old) has represented both Canada and the United States. Until his sophomore year in high school, he had trained in the United States developmental pipeline.
On the international stage, Lyles played for Canada's Junior men's national team. During the summer of 2013, Lyles, along with Tyler Ennis, led Canada to an all-time-best 6th-place finish at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship with Lyles coming in second to Ennis in scoring at the tournament.
- Borzello, Jeff (August 7, 2012). "Top-10 forward Trey Lyles decommits from Indiana". CBSsports.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Borzello, Jeff (November 5, 2013). "Five-star Trey Lyles commits to Kentucky, gives Wildcats No. 1 class". CBSsports.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- "Indianapolis Tech holds off Lake Central in Class 4A". IHSAA. March 29, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Trey Lyles Profile". CBS Interactive. 2014. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Neddenriep, Kyle (April 9, 2014). "Kentucky commit Trey Lyles named IndyStar Mr. Basketball". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Tucker, Kyle (June 24, 2014). "Kentucky's Lyles won't play on Bahamas basketball tour". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Jazz select Lyles, Hanlan in 2015 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Jazz Sign 2015 Draft Pick Trey Lyles". NBA.com. July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- "Harden scores 30, Rockets rally for 93-91 win over Jazz". NBA.com. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- "Hayward scores 34 points, Jazz defeat Heat 98-83". NBA.com. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- "Gay scores 24 and hits game-winner, Kings top Jazz 103-101". NBA.com. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- "Trey Lyles Added to 2016 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge". NBA.com. February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
- "Jazz use 24-0 run in 3rd quarter to beat Nuggets 100-84". NBA.com. April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
- "Nuggets Acquire Trey Lyles and Tyler Lydon from Utah in Draft-Night Trade". NBA.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
- "Murray, Barton lead Nuggets over Lakers, 115-100". ESPN.com. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- "Oladipo scores career-high 47 as Pacers beat Nuggets in OT". ESPN.com. December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
- "Lyle scores career-high 26 as Nuggets beat Jazz 99-91". ESPN.com. January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- Jones, Ryan (September 25, 2013). "No Lie". SLAM Magazine. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Trey Lyles". Canada Basketball. Retrieved August 5, 2014.