At 5-foot-6, Chris Lykes is a tiny dude for everyday human standards.
In the hoops world he’s essentially physically handicapped, with the quick-twitch point guard being at an immense disadvantage before he steps on the court, considering most players at his position (at the D1 level) hover in the 6-foot to 6-foot-3 range and still possess elite speed and quickness.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is the shortest active NBA player and he’s three inches taller than Lykes at 5-foot-9.
This hasn’t halted Lykes from becoming one of the most highly touted prospects in the 2017 class — a unanimous Top 100 recruit — and committing to Jim Larranaga and the Miami Hurricanes.
— Chris0⃣Lykes (@IAm_Lykesdat) June 13, 2016
Like most top prospects, Lykes lit up the stat sheet, hitting 47 percent from downtown.
Lykes was one of the top players in the DMV this past year, averaging 22 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. He shot 47.3 percent from 3-point range, and was named the WCAC Player of the year.
He had offers from the likes of Villanova, Virginia, and Georgetown, and can flat out fly with the ball in tow.
Check out some highlight tapes below — yes, he can stuff it.