JaQuan Lyle No Longer Part of Ohio State Basketball Team, Spokesman Says

By Tim Shoemaker on May 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm
JaQuan Lyle no longer on Ohio State.

JaQuan Lyle is no longer part of the Ohio State men's basketball team.

A team spokesman told Eleven Warriors on Saturday that Lyle "quit the team April 11."

Lyle is no longer listed on Ohio State's roster. No reason was given for his departure from the program. 

Over the weekend, Lyle was cited for three misdemeanor charges — public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct —  in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana. He was released from custody on $150 bond.

Lyle averaged 11.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game last season as a sophomore for the Buckeyes. He made 23 starts and averaged 29.3 minutes per game.

Over his two-year career, Lyle averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Lyle was one member of Ohio State's five-man 2015 recruiting class which ranked fifth nationally. After his decision to leave the program, however, zero members of that group remain. Austin Grandstaff transferred midway through the 2015-16 season and then Daniel Giddens, A.J. Harris and Mickey Mitchell all opted to transfer at the end of that year. Lyle was the lone member to play his sophomore season for the Buckeyes, but his Ohio State career is now over, as well. 

Lyle's departure leaves the Buckeyes with a massive hole in its backcourt. Ohio State now has just three scholarship guards on its roster in C.J. Jackson, Kam Williams and incoming freshman Braxton Beverly, but that's only if Williams opts to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. He has until May 24 to do so and retain eligibility.

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