Former Wayland Union High School standout Alex Lyle has signed a Letter of Intent to play his final two seasons at Cornerstone University.Lyle will join two other Wayland players on the Golden Eagle roster - Wes Hudson and Justin Pepper.Lyle will transfer to Cornerstone from Grand Rapids Community College, where he has played the past two seasons.
Lyle, a 6-3 forward, was a four-year varsity player at Wayland. During his senior campaign, he led the Wildcats to a 16-5 record and a share of the OK Gold Conference title. Lyle averaged 20.2 PPG that season while pulling down over three rebounds/game and almost two steals. He was named to several All-State teams and was selected to the Grand Rapids Press Dream Team for his efforts.
Lyle earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore while averaging 12.9 PPG. He was also named to the All-Conference team both his junior and senior seasons. Lyle was instrumental in leading WUHS to OK Gold Conference championships during all three of those seasons. He averaged 16.2 PPG as a junior and led his Wildcats to a 20-3 record and a District Championship.
Lyle recorded a school record 41 points versus Caledonia on February 12, 2009. He is Wayland High School's all-time scoring leader with 1,111 points.
Lyle was a two-year starter for GRCC. This past season he led the Raiders to a 21-11 record and a 9th place finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament. He was named the tournament MVP after leading his team to the District XII Regional Championship. Lyle led GRCC in scoring with 13.4 PPG while pulling down 2.9 RPG. He had a season-high 29 points on January 28 against Lansing Community College. Lyle also led his team with 50 three point field goals and was named to the MCCAA Western Conference 2nd Team.
Lyle on why he chose Cornerstone: "I wanted to come to Cornerstone because of the welcoming and friendly environment. I also wanted to better my relationship with God and try to win another National Championship."
Elders on Lyle: "Alex is a tremendous addition to our program. He's a very talented player and brings a lot of college experience with him to our team. Alex is athletic and can score in a lot of different ways. He's a competitor and plays the game with a lot of intelligence. We're excited that Alex has chosen to play his final two seasons at Cornerstone."