Found September 15, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
On Friday evening, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino unexpectedly lost a commitment from on his top recruits. JaQuan Lyle, a five star guard informed the coaching staff via phone on Friday evening that he was de-committing from the Louisville program. Lyle gave Louisville a verbal pledge in July and was the highest ranked recruit to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels in 2008. This decision came as somewhat of a surprise as Lyle appeared to be fully on board with the Louisville program and was even trying to lure other recruits to join him. It turns out that the reason behind Lyle’s de-commitment isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Losing a guy as talented as Lyle is definitely a blow, but the fact that Louisville already has a roster full of talented guards is what led him to reopen his recruitment. “Coach Pitino and coach Keatts told me that Chris Jones may go to the NBA, but I didn’t feel like I was going to come in and play as much as I wanted,” Lyle tells Dave Tele...
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