Trey Lyles

Trey Lyles (UTA) – “Mamba” nike 

(Jeff Swinger/USA TODAY Sports)


utsmallPower Forward: 6’10, 234 lbs; 3rd year, Kentucky

NBA Role: inside-out power forward • UnderDOG 

Is Trey ‘Mamba’ Lyles is a talented, inside-out prospect; Lyles reps the new wave of big men to enter the league: guard skills – can break his man down off the dribble, hit open Js and even push the break; but one thing Trey does that most bigs his size don’t? – he hits midrangers coming off curls, even after a dribble in some cases* – tough to stop a powerful 6’10 guy coming around screens ready to make a play**; average passer, should learn a lot studying teammate Boris Diaw (UTA); not the most impressive athlete or defender – tweener on D, ends up checking fours on most night; the faster Lyles becomes an every-night ‘third’ big (10-12 points, 6-7 boards in the Jon Leuer (DET) mold), the faster Utah will contend – Jazz are a collection of youth meets experience – can Lyles find his way?

*Lyles is comfortable taking a couple dribbles, then rising

**Coach John Calipari must’ve worked on this drill at UK – Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC) is also comfortable making the same type of shot

Signature Move: one dribble, pull-up

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 6.1 points/game, 3.5 rebounds/game, 40% FG

Canadian-American: born in Saskatchewan

More on Trey…

“Featured Lights”

  • “Third Big?” – Trey Lyles doin’ work (via DownToBuck; Dec. 2016):