BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, former King University men’s basketball player, Logan Lyle received a phone call every basketball player dreams to receive. On Wednesday night, the Premier Basketball League held their draft, and the Lake Michigan Admirals selected Lyle with the 26th pick in the draft.
Prior to the draft, Lyle committed to play on a tour in Spain and England with the owner and general manager of the Admirals. The tour leaves on August 31 and it will last until September 15 where the team will play in an International Tournament that will feature teams from France, England and Spain. This tour gives Lyle a chance to showcase his talents against professional teams from those countries and scouts from all over, giving the Unicoi native a chance to sign with one of the teams.
When he received the phone call that he had been drafted it gave him confidence.
“I felt a sense of relief when I got the news because it made me realize, that I’m not chasing a dream that doesn’t exist,” Lyle said. “It gave me the confidence that maybe I am doing the right thing with continuing to play.”
The Premier Basketball League that has 14 member teams and the Admirals won the Midwest Division a season ago with a 12-4 record, the second-best mark in the league. The league schedule starts in December and runs through March.
The mission of the Premier Basketball League is to provide its member teams with the tools necessary to succeed both on and off the court, its players and coaches with opportunities and connections to further their professional careers, and most of all, its fans with a positive, affordable entertainment experience. In essence, the PBL strives to live up to its name as the premier minor basketball league in the nation.
(Courtesy King Athletics)