This weekend, the Miami Hurricanes received yet another commit to their 2017 recruiting class. Four-star point guard Chris Lykes made his commitment to the program official on Sunday with an announcement via Twitter.
Lykes thanked his coaches, and expressed his excitement to be a part of the Miami program.
— Chris Lykes (@IAm_Lykesdat) June 13, 2016
Lykes is not your typical prospect, though. He’s a respected point guard for sure – he was given an offer from Villanova, the defending national champions – but he also stands at just five-foot-six. Before last summer, many programs shied away from him due to his small stature.
Many thought that he would never surpass the Atlantic-10 level due to his height, but it’s evident that has changed now.
Lykes will join wing D.J. Russell in the 2017 recruiting class, who stands a foot taller than him at 6-foot-6. Lykes’ commitment to the Miami program comes as somewhat of a surprise, as 247Sports fully anticipated him to choose the Villanova program.
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