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.
I still wish UNC would have recruited me!!
— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) July 30, 2013
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.
Mar 14, 2014, 1:17 AM EDT
Richmond knocked off Duquesne in their Atlantic 10 tournament opener on Thursday. The Spiders are pretty much out of the NCAA tournament picture at this point, but that doesn’t mean that Richmond has nothing to play for. The Spiders will advance to take on intra-city rival VCU on Friday, a game that will also be…
Mar 14, 2014, 12:52 AM EDT
Kyle Anderson’s nickname is Slo-mo. The question mark with him when it comes to his potential as an NBA player is his athleticism. Well, he looks pretty athletic here, doesn’t he?
Mar 14, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT
Should we be concerned about the Memphis no-show on Thursday night?
Mar 14, 2014, 12:19 AM EDT
Iowa loses for the sixth time in the last seven games, with their defense once again being an issue. And against Northwestern the Hawkeyes struggled offensively as well.
Mar 13, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT
UCLA didn’t finish the regular season playing its best basketball, but the Bruins bounced back in a big way in their Pac-12 tournament opener.
Mar 13, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT
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Mar 13, 2014, 11:04 PM EDT
Boston College reportedly will not be letting go of their head coach.
Mar 13, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT
Iowa’s basketball team wore t-shirts to support the son of their head coach.
Mar 13, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT
Baylor wins its second Big 12 tournament game in as many nights, advancing to the semifinals.
Mar 13, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT
He couldn’t do this again if the tried 1,000 times.
Mar 13, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT
Colorado wins its second straight to advance to the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.
Mar 13, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT
Slam Thompson strikes again.
Mar 13, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT
SEC bubble team Arkansas can only wait and hope they’ve done enough in the eyes of the selection committee after falling to South Carolina in the second round of the SEC tournament
Mar 13, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT
A 6-foot-2 guard soaring around the MWC’s defensive player of the year? Just go ahead and click through already.
Mar 13, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT
Remember how we wanted Andrew Wiggins to become assertive, confident and dominant? Well … he’s doing it.
Mar 13, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
The Atlantic Tournament kicks off in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon and the NBC Sports Network will be there to help you get through the first two days. The first game of the evening set, between Richmond and Duquesne, can be seen on the NBC Sports Network while the night cap, UMass vs. Rhode Island, will…
Mar 13, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT
Bubble team Dayton is now 10-1 in its last 11 games after beating Fordham in Brooklyn, setting up a quarterfinal matchup with Saint Joseph’s.
Mar 13, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT
Despite a mediocre outing from senior All-American Bryce Cotton, Providence held on for a 79-74 win over St. John’s on Thursday as the Friars won the Big East Tournament quarterfinal game which amounted to an NCAA Tournament play-in game for the two bubble teams.
Mar 13, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT
No. 4 Arizona rides suffocating defense and a balanced offense to a win over Utah in the Pac-12 quarters.
Mar 13, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
Ohio State survived a last-second three-point attempt by Purdue guard Terone Johnson as the No. 24 Buckeyes held on for a 63-61 victory.
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