Paul Weir Has Added Another Quality Player To The 2018-19 Roster
Lyle averaged double-digit points per game in both of his two seasons with Ohio State
New Mexico picks up a major addition in Ohio State’s Lyle
Ohio State transfer JaQuan Lyle has committed to New Mexico, The Lobo Lair first reported Friday afternoon.
Lyle spent his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, and will transfer to the Lobos with two seasons of collegiate eligibility remaining. He will have to sit out the 2017-18 season.
Lyle, a former five-star recruit by the way of Evansville, Indiana, played in 66 games for OSU in two years. He averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game. The 6-5, 210-pound guard also finished 59th nationally in assist rate per KenPom.com this past season while shooting over 40% from three-point range.
Joining Lyle on the 2018-19 UNM roster is UConn transfer Vance Jackson. The former four-star recruit averaged 8.1 points and 3.8 rebounds as a freshman with Connecticut. He will have three years left of collegiate eligibility after sitting out the upcoming season.
New Mexico finished 17-14 this past season, and fired head coach Craig Neal on March 31. Paul Weir, formerly with New Mexico State, will coach his first game with the Lobos this November.