Sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle is no longer a member of the Ohio State men’s basketball team. Per an OSU spokesman, Lyle quit the team on April 11. The news was first reported by Clay Hall with WSYX in Columbus.
Lyle, 21, was arrested overnight in his hometown Evansville, Indiana, and charged with public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle, and disorderly conduct. He was released on $150 bond.
Lyle now becomes the fifth and final member of Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class to leave the program, joining Austin Grandstaff, A.J. Harris, Mickey Mitchell, and Daniel Giddens. The class was ranked No. 5 in the nation that year.
Lyle averaged 11.4 points per game last season, shooting .458 from the field and .407 from three-point range.
The Buckeyes have two freshmen incoming for the 2017-2018 season, which will give them just eight scholarship players who were recruited next season. That number could grow to nine if Kam Williams pulls his name out of the NBA Draft. He will have until May 24 to decide. There will also be considerable room for Ohio State to add transfers.