Guard Chris Lykes cuts list of schools, still open to new offers

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Big news continued to come within the Gonzaga basketball program over the weekend. Combo guard Prentiss Hubb received an offer from Georgetown and now junior Chris Lykes has cut his list of schools down to five.

The schools Lykes is considering are Georgetown, Villanova, Miami, Notre Dame and VCU. Schools that didn’t make the cut include George Mason, Richmond, and Dayton. Lykes is still open to other offers. Chris is listed as a three-star point guard and ranked the No. 1 player in Washington, DC by 247sports.com .

Villanova seems like a very appealing place for Lykes to go to since they just won the National Championship and former Gonzaga forward Kris Jenkins goes there. Notre Dame has WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) familiarity as head coach Mike Brey is a DeMatha alumni and former Fighting Irish guard Jerian Grant graduated from DeMatha in 2010.

The DC Gatorade Player of the Year took two unofficial visits to Georgetown per 247sports. His last visit was on March 16, 2016.

This season, Lykes was one of the top scorers in the WCAC, averaging 22 points per game. He was named WCAC Player of the Year and led Gonzaga to a 24-10 record.

The Purple Eagles fell to DeMatha in the conference semifinals. Chris tallied 28 points in the losing effort. Lykes also received WCAC, DCSAA and All-Met first team honors.

Any team that lands Lykes will be getting a player that plays bigger than his height. The 5 foot 6 guard is an lethal scorer that can take over games. He can get to the rim and knock down the three ball extremely well. Once Lykes gets going from deep its hard to stop him.

Chris Lykes will be playing for Team Takeover in the AAU circuit.

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Ryan McFadden, @RMcFadden15

Founder of Inside The Locker Room and Sports Editor for the Ionian. I write about the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball. Iona College class of 2019 and proud DeMatha alum. Follow me on Twitter @RMcFadden15.

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