Jairus Lyles

Height: 6-2

Weight: 175

College: UMBC

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 7/6/1995

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Good shooter from all over the floor

Excels at attacking the basket

Prolific scorer

Decent playmaker

Adequate rebounder for a player his size

Adequate defensive player


Ball dominant

Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

May be a bit undersized to play the point

Relative unknown commodity


Jairus Lyles is a gifted scorer that can make shots from anywhere on the court.  He scored 28 points to lift UMBC to a surprising upset victory over 1st seeded Virginia in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament, as he has immediately vaulted in the tournament legend status due to helping his team be the first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed in history.

He is a strong candidate to be invited to Portsmouth, and he is a talented player that could perhaps potentially make an NBA roster someday.


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