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Top-5 2014 recruit Trey Lyles wishes North Carolina had recruited him

Jul 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

Trey Lyles is down to only four schools — Butler, Florida, Kentucky and Louisville — but on Tuesday afternoon sent out a tweet (since deleted), making a recruiting pitch of his own to one of the teams on Tobacco Road.

It’s unclear as to why the 6-foot-10 Arsenal Tech (Ind.) power forward decided now to express his interest in North Carolina. The five-star power forward will in all likelihood only make a trip to Chapel Hill as an opponent, as Roger Kuznia of Sporting News pointed out.

The Tar Heels roster for the 2013-2014 season consists of forwards James Michael McAdoo, Brice Johnson, Desmond Hubert, Joel James and incoming big men Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks. All of six of them can return for the following season if McAdoo once again decides not to declare for the NBA Draft.

Regardless of Lyles’ latest tweet, this will likely end well for all parties. Lyles has the chance to play for a contender in either the ACC, Big East or SEC.

The Tar Heels may have been in a good position had they gone after Lyles, though, Roy Williams’ Class of 2014 is already strong with five-star forwards Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson and four-star point guard Joel Berry.

  1. hoosiercolts - Jul 31, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    This dude has been a recruiting head case.

  2. lundy337 - Jul 31, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Well duh….
    Who wouldn’t want to be recruited by unc? Even as a recruit you probably get your pocket lined with cash!

    If you actually get a scholarship, well then the perks really start. Who wouldn’t want to go play college ball without actually having to go to class and do college work, fake classes and tutors will take care of that pesky APR. And then Fatz will no doubt hook you up with nice rides the whole time you are there, probably throw in the occasional bag a weed and a 9 to go with it!
    Your parents will get cushy “fundraising” jobs with the university and instantly have nice houses to live in at chapel hill.
    Don’t forget all the free Nike swag you can get and sell….

    And while you are there you can act a fool with almost no worry of repercussions, well at least so long as your score lots of points. Unc will cover for you and “gather facts” and “wait for all the information” and ESPN won’t report on your misdeeds in the national sports media and if they do you can guarantee the story will have the right spin.

    Heck I wish unc would recruit me!

  3. prov1x - Jul 31, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Sounds a lot like Kentucky. Are you confused?

    • lundy337 - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      And therein lies the ruse. unc is and has been dirtier than UK and most programs for that matter.
      While at the same time ousting other programs for the same shenanigans they were perfecting their cheating mechanism and claiming purity.
      To seem rather than to be is the new meaning of the carolina way.

      I’m not at all confused. You are just uninformed, but don’t expect to be supplied any info on unc’s issues from mainstream sports media like ESPN or even the NCAA. They have to protect their baby…

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