With the fourth draft profile, HawksHoop will take a look at another Kentucky freshman, Trey Lyles. He has been mocked as high as sixth, and there are plenty of rumors that the Knicks could be trading down to grab him, but he could also slip to the Hawks pick.
Forward, 6’10, 241 lbs. Freshman, University of Kentucky, 19 years old
2014-15 college stats:
23 minutes, 8.7 points, 48.8 FG%, 13.8 3P%, 73.5 FT%, 1.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.4 blocks, 19.8 PER.
Trey Lyles is another forward the Atlanta Hawks could look to draft with the 15th pick. While Lyles was put in an odd position at Kentucky as the third best big man and relegated to play small forward, there were flashes of what he could be in the NBA. Lyles size is probably his biggest advantage right now. He’s 6’10 with a 7’1.5 or 7’3.5 wingspan — depending on if you go by Nike Hoop Summit’s or the NBA Combine’s measurements. Lyles also weighs 240, which should allow him to bang down low with the big guys. With that size, Lyles was able to pull down about five rebounds in 23 minutes a game, or about eight per 36 minutes. Grabbing that many boards while competing with Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein is pretty impressive. Continue Reading…