Indiana Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles will be unable to participate in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series this weekend, his father told the Herald-Leader on Friday.
Lyles — a UK signee — is being treated for extreme dehydration and he will continue to rest ahead of the Wildcats’ planned summer workouts. He told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday that he is not concerned about missing those workouts, which are scheduled to begin next week.
Tom Lyles told the Herald-Leader on Friday that his son is feeling “great,” but they didn’t want to rush him back to the court too soon.
Lyles’ father talked to the Herald-Leader on Thursday night about his son’s condition and said earlier reports that Trey was suffering from meningitis were “ridiculous.”
He said the family’s first priority is to get Trey ready to start working out with his UK teammates. Lyles and his fellow freshmen all moved into their dorm rooms earlier this week.
“My main concern is that Trey is ready for this upcoming season at Kentucky,” Tom Lyles said Thursday. “That’s our focus, to make sure that he can go out and represent the Wildcats to the best of his ability. If he can play this weekend, great. If he can’t, that’s too bad. But I’m pretty sure that Kentucky fans would be more disappointed if he were to miss any of the season due to not following doctor’s orders.”
The Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series will still feature several top Division I signees, including Kentucky Mr. Basketball Quentin Snider — a U of L signee — and Indiana high school star James Blackmon Jr., who has signed with the Hoosiers.
Friday’s games at the Beck Center in Lexington will be played at 5:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys). Saturday’s games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.