Trey Lyles narrows list to Kentucky and Louisville

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Indianapolis forward Trey Lyles will choose either Kentucky, Louisville, Butler or Florida. Photo: Doug McSchooler/Indy Star

Indianapolis forward Trey Lyles is the No. 7 overall prospect in the class of 2014.
Photo: Doug McSchooler/Indy Star

Indianapolis power forward Trey Lyles announced Monday night that he has narrowed his list to two schools: Kentucky and Louisville.

Lyles cut Florida and hometown Butler from consideration.

Scout.con ranks Lyles — a 6-foot-9 prospect — as the No. 7 overall player in the class of 2014. He took an official visit to U of L last month and will make his official visit to Kentucky on Oct. 18 for Big Blue Madness. Lyles has taken several unofficial visits to UK, including one for last year’s madness event.

Lyles tweeted an image Monday with him wearing both a UK and a U of L jersey.

UK and Louisville have long been considered the two favorites in Lyles’ recruitment, and John Calipari and Rick Pitino both had in-home visits with the top prospect last week.

He was committed to Indiana for nearly two years before backing out of that pledge last summer. His decommitment was met with a harsh backlash from Hoosiers fans.

Lyles told the Herald-Leader earlier this summer that he is prepared for a similar reaction when he announces his commitment for the second time.

“Whatever happens, you’re going to have backlash on whatever you choose to do,” he said. “So I’m ready for it. It doesn’t matter.”

Lyles has not set a specific date for his college announcement.

UK has two commitments for the class of 2014 — New Jersey center Karl Towns and Chicago point guard Tyler Ulis.

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