Package deals have been a main storyline for the class of 2014, as Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones – two of the top five prospects in the country – have constantly discussed playing with each other at the next level. Other rumors of package deals have come and gone, but now there's another potential one on the horizon.
On Sunday, top-five senior Cliff Alexander tweeted that he and recent Louisville decommit Jaquan Lyle would be teaming up in college.
Me & broski will be playing @JMamba5 playing college basketball together— Cliff Alexander (@humblekid11) September 15, 2013
Alexander, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Curie (Ill.), is ranked No. 3 in the 247Sports Composite. He took an official visit to Arizona this past weekend, and has also tripped to DePaul. The big man has official visits planned to Kansas, Memphis and Illinois, while Michigan State and Kentucky have received unofficial visits in the past. Louisville is also on his list.
Meanwhile, Lyle is back on the market. The 6-foot-5 combo guard announced his decommitment from Louisville on Friday night, and now the Huntington Prep (W.Va.) product is one of the most sought-after backcourt players in the country. He's ranked No. 19 in the 247Sports Composite.
ESPN.com reached Lyle over the weekend, and he said that Indiana, Connecticut, Memphis, Arizona, Baylor and Kansas have all made contact since his decommitment.
Here's one interesting quote from the story – on which school Lyle would have trouble turning down.
“It would probably be Kansas,” Lyle said. “I like them a lot, and me and [assistant] coach [Jerrance] Howard had a relationship at Illinois and also when he was at SMU.”
The Jayhawks are also considered the frontrunners for Alexander.