On Saturday afternoon, while many other high school programs were taking the day off, Westwind Prep Academy's high school basketball program was in action against The Orme School. Westwind Prep would blow out their opponent in fine fashion, 133-53, and would see an historic performance by 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior guard Lyrik Shreiner. Shreiner would absolutely explode in the road victory for his team - pouring in an amazing 65 points on 26 for 27 shooting in the game!
Shreiner would turn in the best scoring performance in Arizona high school basketball history while playing in the nice Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott, Arizona.
While this is the best scoring outburst from Shreiner in his playing career and would be for any prospect in the state, Shreiner recently scored a game-high 24 points against nationally ranked Findlay Prep (NV) on their home floor earlier this season - a performance that raised many eyebrows of college coaches. Shreiner also scored a game-high 28 points against Scottsdale Junior College – a big performance for a high school senior against junior college talent. As a result, Shreiner is now receiving loads of division-I interest, and, after today's performance, Shreiner will now be picking up much more recruiting interest.
According to Westwind Prep Academy head coach Nick Weaver, Shreiner is currently hearing from Memphis, UCONN, 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.
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.
After strong performances this past spring and summer on the AAU/club circuit, Shreiner has played exceptionally well this fall. 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.
Westwind Prep Academy is currently averaging 113 points per/game on the season, and plays a very fast, up-tempo style.
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.