The last three days have been a whirlwind for Westwind Prep Academy's superb 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior guard prospect Lyrik Shreiner. After a scoring outburst where Shreiner exploded for 65 points on Saturday, on 26 for 27 shooting, college coaches have been ringing the phone off the hook for the Westwind Prep coaching staff.
With many college programs now looking to travel to the state of Arizona and catch a glimpse of the talented senior guard prospect, University of Louisville assistant coach Wyking Jones became the first high-major college program to make it to Arizona this week - on Tuesday evening while Westwind Prep took on South Pointe HS. After a 30+ point performance by Shreiner, Louisville would extend a scholarship offer to Shreiner.
"It still seems like a blur right now," said Shreiner. "Everything has happened so fast - I haven't processed everything yet."
Shreiner, who is still 17 years of age (won't turn 18 until April) will now plan to take an official recruiting visit to Louisville very soon, but also plans to look over his recruiting options before making his final decision. Shreiner also will receive more visits soon from coaches from Pitt, Kansas, UCONN and Memphis, among others.
Shreiner also received a scholarship offer on Monday from the University of San Diego and may also plan to take an official recruiting visit to USD soon as well.
Shreiner is also currently hearing from UTEP, Washington State, Boise State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Portland State and North Texas.
Shreiner’s best asset as a student-athlete is his tremendous work ethic on and off the floor. Shreiner is an excellent student and carries 3.4 CUM GPA and achieved a 28 on his ACT College Entrance Examination.
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.