Rick Pitino has lost his top commitment in the Class of 2014.
Five-star guard JaQuan Lyle announced Friday night that he has decommitted from Louisville. The 6-foot-4 prospect committed to the Cardinals in June, picking them over Indiana, Florida and Tennessee.
“It’s official. I’m de-committed from the University of Louisville,” Lyle tweeted. “I appreciate Coach (Pitino), the staff, and the fans for the support.”
Scout.com ranks Lyle as the No. 16 overall prospect in the Class of 2014. The Evansville, Ind., native will play his senior season at Huntington Prep (W.Va.).
Lyle is also close friends and former AAU teammates with Indianapolis forward Trey Lyles, who is expected to choose either Kentucky or Louisville. Lyles — a top-10 prospect in 2014 — said in July that Lyle’s commitment to U of L was a plus for the Cardinals.
Lyle tweeted Thursday that a rumor claiming he reached out to UK last month was false. Kentucky expressed interest in Lyle before he committed to Louisville but never offered him a scholarship.
Four-star point guard Quentin Snider decommitted from Louisville in late July after being committed to the Cards for nearly two years. Snider announced his commitment to Illinois on Thursday night.