After a story-book season this year at Westwind Prep Academy - leading his team to numerous wins while putting up Arizona high school record scoring numbers, Westwind Prep Academy 6-foot-3 unsigned senior guard Lyrik Shreiner has decided to pass on the number of schools recruiting him, and head the post-graduate route for next high school season. As a result of his decision, Shreiner will look to play this summer in an attempt to raise his recruiting stock with many high-major college programs.
"It's all about winning," said Shreiner regarding playing this summer. "Coaches know I can score - I just need to prove that I can run a team and make good passes to my teammates."
It had looked that Shreiner would sign with either the University of Cincinnati or Washington State University this spring, but instead he elected to wait before rushing to a decision. Shreiner also previously had offers from Louisville, Baylor, UCONN, Missouri, Memphis, Washington, UTEP, San Diego and Grand Canyon.
Shreiner had really considered committing to the University of Louisville during the winter, but the Cardinals wanted him as a 2015 prospect, which would have forced him to have to reclassify and go the post-graduate route next year. He can now re-focus on being a 2015 prospect.
While Shreiner had many offensive and defensive outbursts this season, none was more impactful than his scoring explosion this season where Shreiner exploded for 65 points – breaking the Arizona high school state scoring record on 26 for 27 shooting from the field in the game. Shreiner also recorded a team-high 24 points in a narrow road loss to top-ranked Findlay Prep (NV) – a game in which he also held top-rated nationally ranked Kelly Oubre (Kansas signee) to 7 points.
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 – scoring in the top 1% in his class in the country.
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 ranked him among the very best overall players among the 2014 class. Shreiner is an excellent ball-handler, 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. Still needs to develop as a point guard in his ability to see the floor consistently and make players around him better. As he develops in this area, as well as the consistency on his perimeter shooting, he will reach his maximum potential as a player.