Kansas has stopped recruiting JaQuan Lyle, a 6-foot-5 point guard, according to Adam Zagoria. Lyle is expected to announce his school of choice this Wednesday on Twitter and he will choose between Oklahoma State, Memphis or Oregon.
Kansas is no longer recruiting 2014 G JaQuan Lyle, a source with direct knowledge tells @SNYtv . Lyle expected to announce Wednesday
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 15, 2014
On Saturday night, Lyle tweeted out that he is down to a final three:
I will be deciding out Memphis, Oklahoma St, and Oregon now…final 3!!
— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) March 16, 2014
Lyle is good friends with Cliff Alexander and Alexander has said all along that they were a package deal. However, Kansas doesn’t really have any open scholarships left for him, especially if Kansas lands Myles Turner.
While Kansas’ weak point this year is at the guard position, every guard is expected to come back at this time unless Wayne Selden decides to leave after having an outstanding NCAA tournament. Tharpe will be a senior while Frank Mason, Wayne Selden, Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene would all be sophomores.
Additionally, Rock Chalk Blog has been told that Lyle may not even qualify next season while his attitude isn’t ideal and Self has his eyes on quite a few guards in the class of 2015.
At this point, Kansas appears to be shifting all their focus on Myles Turner, who would replace Joel Embiid if he leaves for the NBA.
Most recruiting sites had Kansas as the favorite for Lyle. Now, everyone believes he will choose Oklahoma State which makes sense since he’ll be able to match up against Kansas and Alexander at least twice a year.