Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Previous School: DeMatha Catholic
PRIOR TO VCU:
· Consensus three-star guard who played both the point and shooting guard during his career at DeMatha
· As a junior, Lyles averaged nearly 11 points and three assists en route to leading the Stags to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference finals, which included a 20-point, six-assist outburst against Bishop O'Connell.
· Drew interest on the recruiting circuit from Oklahoma State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
COACH SMART ON LYLES:
"Jarius is an explosive scorer who can play either guard position. His ability to create his own shot and pressure the ball defensively make him an ideal fit for our style."