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Breaking down Lyle's transfer

Kevin Keatts, Rick Pitino's top assistant, was the coach at Hargrave Academy for a decade.

InsideTheVille has scoop on Jaquan Lyle's transfer to Huntington (WV) Prep

When Keatts joined Pitino's staff his right-hand man, A.W. Hamilton, took over the Hargrave program.

Since Keatts' arrival, the Virginia basketball prep factory in Chatham has been a strong pipeline for the Louisville basketball program. Final Four MOP Luke Hancock played at Hargrave. So did Montrezl Harrell, Louisville top frontline reserve last season. Incoming freshmen Terry Rozier and Anton Gill starred for Hargrave last season.

That's why Jaquan Lyle's announcement Monday that he's transferring to West Virginia power Huntington Prep, a Nike sponsored program, is interesting, especially considering he's Keatts' top recruit.

-- Why did Lyle choose Huntington Prep?

-- What does Lyle's move mean for Louisville?

-- Does Lyle's commitment to the Cardinals remain on strong ground?

-- Could Lyle's move to Huntington assist in Louisville's recruitment of PF Angel Delgado, who will also play for Huntington Prep this season? has the scoop in the War Room:

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