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Lyle drafted 26th by Admirals

A hoops career appears to have no end in sight for county native Logan Lyle.
Lyle, the all-time scoring leader for the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil men’s basketball team, recently wrapped up his career with the King University men’s basketball team and was drafted 26th by the Lake Michigan Admirals on Wednesday, Aug. 26, during the Premier Basketball League (PBL) Draft.
The Lake Michigan Admirals enter 2015-2016 after posting a 12-6 record last season, ending the year as the runner-up in the PBL. Lake Michigan enters its fourth professional basketball season in Southwest Michigan, jumping from the American Basketball Association (ABA) to PBL in the 2012-2013 season.
PBL was founded in 2007 and serves as a professional minor league basketball organization for college athletes that fall through the cracks of the NBA Draft.
Lyle ended his collegiate career by showing he was ready for the next level. Lyle was selected First Team All-Conference Carolinas, Academic All-Conference Carolinas and was the first King men’s basketball player to earn Capital One Academic All-District and earn Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year for a second year. Also on the list of accomplishments for the former Blue Devil was holding the active record of three-pointers made during a season, across all collegiate divisions.
Lyle ended his playing career with 383 three-pointers, five away from the school record in 10 less games. The former Tornado finished fourth in school history in points (1,751), fifth in points per game (15.0), fourth in field goals (551), second in three-point field goals (383), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (40.7) and second in free throw percentage (84.7).
The PBL draft was just the start of new things, according to Lyle.
He told The Erwin Record he was set to head overseas for an exposure tour on Monday, Aug. 31, after the paper’s print deadline.
“I’m actually heading to Spain and England,” Lyle said on Friday, Aug. 28. “I’ll be gone for a couple of weeks to hopefully get picked up over there.
“The team I was drafted by is the Lake Michigan Admirals. They are good, but I’m actually with their owner and GM and they feel confident I’ll get an offer overseas and not play with them.”