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The Cardinal Connect:
Although JaQuan Lyle was in Louisville over the weekend, he didn’t get a chance to make it to the Red – White game on Saturday afternoon. Instead, Lyle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Evansville was participating in the John Lucas Camp at the Hoops basketball facility in East Louisville.
When asked about where Louisville stands in his recruitment, Lyles had positive things to say about the Cardinal coaching staff and program. “Louisville, I hear from all the time. Coach Keatts, he’s a great coach. Rick Pitino, he’s a terrific coach,” Lyle told InsideTheHall.com. “They’re close to home. Louisville’s a great fit, but (I) got to wait and see.”
There is quite a bit of competition for Lyle, but Louisville has been one of the top schools on his list for quite some time. Kentucky and North Carolina appear to be two of Lyle’s other top schools. He was in Lexington on Friday night for Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness.
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THE STRAIGHT POOP
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