New Mexico has landed a commitment from former five-star prospect JaQuan Lyle, a source told NBC Sports. He will be eligible to play in 2018-19 and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Lyle averaged 11.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds as a sophomore, but he has had a tumultuous offseason. He was arrested in May in Indianapolis for three misdemeanors — public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct — and, once that news became public, Ohio State announced that Lyle had quite the team in early April.
New Mexico went 17-14 last season and fired head coach Craig Neal. Paul Weir was hired as a replacement from New Mexico State.