Westwind Prep Academy's superb 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior guard prospect Lyrik Shreiner completed shocked the state of Arizona and now the country this past weekend when he poured in an Arizona high school basketball state scoring record of 65 points. The scoring outburst came this Saturday afternoon in a 133-53 blowout victory over The Orme School.
What was most impressive in the scoring outburst was Shreiner's efficiency, as he connected on 26 of 27 shots in the game - an unreal and completely efficient performance. Shreiner's scoring performance broke the state scoring record set by former McClintock HS graduate and current University of Georgia 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Cameron Forte. Forte scored 61 points in a regular season game in 2011.
"I am not a gunner, so it was amazing," said Shreiner. "I am an efficient player that takes good shots and trys to get my teammates involved in the flow - I had 18 assists in a game this year. It just seemed like I couldn't miss."
Shreiner, who also pumped in a team-high 24 points in his team's recent narrow road loss to top-rated Findlay Prep HS (NV), has been an unheralded prospect in the state of Arizona for some time, as many Arizona prsopects are, but now his college recruitment has completed changed for the better.
"I have worked so hard since middle school to be a complete player," said Shreiner. "I have earned this opportunity. I will outwork anybody."
Shreiner has sacrificed his personal life and even family to work on his basketball craft over the years - overcoming many obstacles personally, socially and financially to develop as a player and as a person. Shreiner is now focused on his immediate futur, which has now taken a dramatic improvement in the past few days.
Today, Shreiner will receive a visit to his Westwind school from an assistant coach from the University of Louisville, Wyking Jones, and will also receive visits to his campus this week from UCONN and Memphis. Shreiner also received a scholarship offer on Monday from the University of San Diego and will plan to take an official recruiting visit to the program soon.
While I was interviewing Shreiner on Monday evening, he was also notified that an assistant coach from the University of Kansas would also be contacting him this week as well.
According to Westwind Prep Academy head coach Nick Weaver, Shreiner is also currently hearing from UTEP, Washington State, Boise State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Portland State and North Texas. Shreiner has quickly developed into one of the hottest unsigned 2014 prospects in the West.
This week has been a blur already for Shreiner, who stated to me that he will simply keep his focus and continue working hard.
No Arizona prospect has helped themselves more this high school season than Shreiner. After deciding to transfer from Glendale High School for his senior season to Westwind Prep, Shreiner has elevated his game, and, as a result, also elevated his college recruitment as well.
Shreiner has soared well below the recruiting radar for sometime, even though he is a nice talent that I have spoken about for the past 2 years. While possessing excellent athleticism as a player and an excellent overall academic profile, the senior shooting guard prospect is just now coming into his own as a college prospect.
Shreiner emerged on the Arizona basketball recruiting scene during the spring of 2012, after his freshman season at Glendale HS – displaying very good athleticism and a high motor on the basketball floor.
As a sophomore for Glendale HS head coach Scott Stafford, Shreiner was a major factor for his Cardinals team – averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per/game on the season. Last season as a junior at Glendale HS, on a team that struggled mightily to win basketball games, Shreiner was the team’s top performer again – averaging a team-high 17.4 points, 3.1 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game.
This past spring and summer, Shreiner had a strong performance while playing for his club program – the Arizona Magic Pump N’ Run-2014 team. Shreiner played well within himself and became a very good teammate on a well-balanced team of Arizona prospects – leading the team to two tournament championships. Shreiner also came up big this fall in this year’s Arizona Preps Fall Showcase, where he showed very good aggression and a high-level ability to compete.
Shreiner’s best asset as a student-athlete is his ability to get it done in the classroom. Shreiner is an excellent student and carries 3.4 CUM GPA.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shreiner is a very athletic talent with excellent promise as a college prospect physically. He has excellent lift off the floor and a quick jump, which allows him to finish plays often inside the paint and in transition. Shreiner plays well above the rim. He is at his best as a slasher and in the open floor where he thrives. He possesses an excellent motor and loves the game of basketball. Shreiner’s high level of confidence in his play and an ability to create his own shot are glaring and nice attributes for Shreiner. His sheer athleticism and ability to create and finish plays has him among the very best players at his position among the 2014 class. Shreiner is an excellent ballhandler, which allows him to play both guard positions on the floor. He is a strong defender and is capable of becoming a lock-down defender over time, as a result of his long wingspan and quick hands and feet. Shreiner also absolutely loves the game of basketball and is a gym rat that works hard with a personal trainer almost daily. He is always around the game and will do whatever it takes for him to reach his potential as a player – a valuable attribute as a college prospect.