Player: Jaden Lyles
Class: 2023
Height: 6’1
School: Rocky River

There are players all around the region that can go a bit under the radar and one of those players that should be earning more interest is 2023 6’1 Jaden Lyles from Rocky River.  When you look at his stats last year and this year and also get a view of his game and impact, Lyles is one that can help a program.  He posted averages of 18.1ppg, 4.2rpg, and 3.7apg last year, and has improved that early on this year with 23.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.4apg, and 1.6spg.

And it isn’t like he hasn’t been doing this over high school career, as he showed early on that he can be a playmaker on the court, including earning honors at our Phenom 150 camp a few years ago. Lyles does an excellent job in showing his ability to create off the bounce and finish strong around the basket. He reads the floor well, makes unselfish plays, and is one of the better players to finish through contact.  He continues to fill up the stat sheet and plays with a chip on his shoulder every time he steps on the court. 

Lyles is a player that can help a team at the next level, and he will only continue to show that this season at Rocky River.

What Has Been Said:

“He’s a tough, smart, well-rounded guard prospect with excellent penetration and finishing abilities. Lyles led by example in all facets of the game, proving to be an unselfish, high-motor captain from start to finish. He outworked his assignment on both ends, set up others whenever possible, and rose up whenever his team needed.”

“He has been at a few Phenom Hoops camps, even winning Mr. Playmaker.  That is what he does; he has terrific size, displays his IQ and feel for the game, penetrates well, and is showing that he has worked more on his outside game.”

“Lyles is one that I believe goes under the radar around the Charlotte area but he had a strong season last year for Rocky River in leading the charge with 18.1ppg, 4.2rpg, and 3.7apg while shooting 57 percent from the floor.  We had a chance to see an updated viewing of him at the Summer Finale, and he continues to show that he can be a productive scorer, getting downhill and embracing contact, showing that he can just simply find ways to score around the basket and get inside the paint. Watch for him to have another strong season as a senior.”

“Lyles continues to be a name that goes under the radar around the Charlotte area but he continues to produce at a high level and lead his team.  He is a physically strong guard that can make plays when he is able to get downhill and get to the basket, finishing through contact. But he can also be effective with his pull-up game as well. He is a player that should earn more attention than he does and expect him to have another big season.”