Kentucky Fans Rubbing 5-Star Recruit Jaquan Lyle The Wrong Way

Jaquan Lyle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Evansville, IN., has been on Louisville’s radar for quite some time. He is currently rated as a 5-star prospect and is considered to be one of the top 20 overall players in the 2014 class.

The last we heard from Lyle, he had Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana at the top of his list. Rick Pitino and Tom Crean have both offered him a scholarship, while John Calipari has shown interest, but hasn’t pulled the trigger just yet.

Lyle shared these screen shots from a Kentucky message board via his Instrgram account earlier this week with UK fans bashing his game.

I’m sure a lot of players read what people say about them on the internet. Particularly high school kids. With Lyle taking the time to share these to thousands of his followers, it doesn’t seem like he took the criticism too lightly.

Rick Pitino said that Louisville is only actively recruiting one guard in the 2014 class after loading up in the backcourt with the 2013 class. Lyle is believed to be the one guard still be heavily pursued by the Louisville staff.

About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.

12 comments

  1. That fanbase is insane I hope its not adults

  2. There are idiots in every fan base. Take for example the douchebag that wrote this article. He’s a donkey of epic proportions!

  3. This could could certainly be fans from another school trying to get him negative on uk. Think of bbn as a whole and there’s alot of love for this kid i’m sure.

  4. First off this sounds like disgruntal fan diss him claiming to be UK fan. Give me a break.

  5. Is this how desperate Louisville is in recruiting? They have to put out a story to make their rivals’ fan base look bad. Have you seen some of the crap posted on the Louisville board? They wish ill on other players.

  6. Just UK fans doing what UK fans do, being idiots.

  7. I’ve seen a bunch of people all over the boards pretending they are UK fans and I would not be surprised if the writer of this article was the perpetrator. UK fans love their players and recruits, Just ask the superstars who are in awe about the UK fans. Weak article.

  8. Not going to lie, I hope this scares him off. I DON’T want to see him in a Kentucky uniform. And this is coming from a proud member of BBN.

  9. Setrecordstraight

    Those comments are from Evansville Courier and press..

  10. HA, like anyone wants to “pretend” to be a UK fan….worst excuse yet!!

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