Playing for a balanced and loaded squad like Washington (DC) DeMatha Catholic, Jairus Lyles isn't asked to do a ton. His role is simply to provide scoring from the perimeter and play hard defense. Fitting in within the team concept, Lyles was excellent at the Cancer Research Classic.
At times Lyles hasn’t had it working during this his junior season, but now he is feeling much more comfortable in his role, and is giving DeMatha a big lift with his perimeter scoring.
“I think I am getting my game back together and going with the flow,” said Lyles. “I just go out there and play basketball and my job is to score.”
With his athleticism and ability to put the ball in the basket, it is no surprise that Lyles is attracting significant attention. So far only one high-major school has come forward with an offer, but many others are tracking him closely.
“So far the main schools are Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina State, Towson, Seton Hall, and Oklahoma State,” said Lyles. “Oklahoma State has offered me a scholarship.”
Due to his high school team’s busy schedule as well as keeping up with schoolwork, Lyles hasn’t yet been able to make any visits, and because of that he feels that he is a long way away from making any kind of decision.
However when Lyles does plan on making his choice, he is looking for a school that does two things at a high level.
“I am looking for a school that likes to get out and run on offense and plays hard defense,” stated Lyles.
Currently Lyles ranks as a four-star prospect and the No. 100 player overall while checking in as the No. 22 ranked shooting guard in the country.