Trey Lyles is a popular Canadian-American basketball player who plays professionally for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As one of the country’s top high school basketball players in his senior year, Lyles has been in high demand by teams such as the Kentucky Wildcats, Indiana Hoosier, and the Louisville Cardinals. The power forward was also rated five stars by Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 247 Sport. Here you will find everything you need to know about him, his career, his family, and his body statistics.
Trey Lyles Career
Trey Lyles began his basketball career from high school with the support of his father, who was his basketball coach cum coach. During his freshman year in 2010, he signed up for Indiana, but later, in 2012, his commitment was revoked.
On November 5, 2013, Lyles signed a letter of intent to play and study at the University of Kentucky. In his senior year, he averaged 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists and led his school team to the IHSAA Class 4A State Championship game with a 63-59 win over Lake Central.
At the end of his senior year at Arsenal Tech, Lyles was elected Mr. Basketball of the State of Indiana. He did not get off to a good start to being accepted to college in Kentucky on June 12, 2014. An unspecified leg injury kept him inactive for seven days (August 10-17) at the six-game Kentucky exhibition series in Nassau, Bahamas.
Nonetheless, he showed outstanding ability and was named All-SEC Freshman Team in 2015. He also helped lead the Wildcats to participate in the NCAA Final Four 2015.
Lyle made his professional debut after being voted 12th overall by Utah Jazz in the 2015 NBA Draft. His skills in the game include Running, dribbling, jumping, shooting, and passing. In the first two months of his rookie season, the Power Forward averaged 3.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
With 13 points against the Houston Rockets on January 4, he scored double digits for the first time, and a few days later, on January 9, he recorded 10 rebounds in a win over the Miami Heat and followed that up with a season-high of 19 points in a defeat to the Sacramento Kings.
The following month, Lyles was named a Rising Stars Challenge participant in the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. During the entire season with Utah (2015-2017), he played 151 games and scored a total of 534 rebounds and 928 points.
Trey Lyles was sold to the Denver Nuggets on June 22, 2017, along with the draft rights to Tyler Lydon. So far he has played 73 games with the Nuggets and scored 347 rebounds and 724 points. On January 5, 2018, he scored a career-high of 26 points with a 99-91 win over his former team, Utah Jazz.
In his career, Lyles has represented both Canada and the United States. Part of his remarkable accomplishments includes his active participation in the Canadian National Men’s Junior Team, where he led the country to 6th place in the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he finished second after his teammate Tyler Ennis when he scored goals in that tournament.
As befits a basketball professional, Lyle’s earns a substantial salary while she enjoys the game. However, the exact amount is not known. In 2015 his net worth was estimated at $2.24 million. Not bad for someone who has a long and bright basketball future ahead of him.
Lyles’ body measurements are just right for the sports he loves so much. His movements, skills, and techniques on the basketball court have been widely recognized without much criticism. He is tall, has an impressive height of 2.08 m, and weighs 113 kg.
Trey Lyles Parents, Sister
Trey Anthony Lyles was born in Saskatoon, Canada on November 5, 1995, and grew up with his parents. His mother Jasenka Lyles is Canadian and his father Thomas Lyles is American. He also has a brother, Kyle, and 2 sisters, Kristina and Tanika.
For someone who grew up in an athletic family, Lyles was obliged to follow tradition. His father, Thomas, played his college games in Kentucky and professionally in Canada for the Saskatoon Storm. When he was seven years old, Lyles moved with his family to Indiana. He attended high school at Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, Indiana) where he started playing basketball and trained in the United States development pipeline until he was two years old.
Lyles and his sporty girlfriend Olivia Jester have been together since 2014 after the duo met in their junior year. She is a high school student at the University of Kentucky and a midfielder on the school’s soccer team. Jester was known for starting each game as a freshman and has played more than 60 games to date. But it wasn’t until Cincinnati, Ohio, during her time at McAuley High School that the native-born American earned a reputation as a star on and off the field.