Trey Lyles works out for Pacers

Trey Lyles works out for the Pacers ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s been a wild 15 months for local basketball star Trey Lyles.

He’s won a historic state championship for Arsenal Tech, earned a trip to the Final Four in his hometown with the Kentucky Wildcats, and on Thursday, spent the afternoon working out for his hometown NBA team: the Indiana Pacers.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” said Lyles. “Being someplace where you watched a lot of games growing up and going out and working out for that team is something special for me.”

The Pacers workout marked Lyles’ third with NBA teams ahead of this month’s draft; he’s also worked out for Phoenix and Miami. He said as far as the Pacers go, they envision him as a backup stretch power forward.

“They like my game,” said Lyles.  “Just continue to work hard, and hopefully, if the chips fall where they are, I might end up here.”

And while he would love to be home, he’s eager to play anywhere in the NBA.

“I’ve played a lot of different places,” said Lyles. “Being able to play at home would be good for my family and stuff, but it really doesn’t matter to me.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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