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4-star point guard Chris Lykes commits to Miami (FL) over Villanova

Tough loss for Villanova, who will have to look elsewhere for their guard of the future.

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Gonzaga (D.C.) point guard Chris Lykes has committed to the Miami (FL) Hurricanes, he announced on Twitter. The 4-star guard committed a week after visiting both Miami and Villanova, a visit Lykes moved up by a week in a move that seemed to bode well for the Wildcats.

In an interview with Scout, Lykes talked about his decision to commit to Miami:

"Their style of play fits mine perfectly," he added about Miami. "They ran 900 ball screens last year, something that I feel I excel in pretty well. It's overall a great school, but most importantly they have a great engineering program that will allow me to balance basketball and academics. I couldn't go wrong with any of the choices that I had, but my heart was with Miami and it always has been since watching Shane Larkin."

After getting the last shot at Lykes, Villanova had to feel good about where they stood but Jay Wright will have to look elsewhere if he's to land a point guard in this class. The Wildcats have offered 5-stars Trevon Duval and Quade Green. Duval has been open about his intention to sign very late, while Green has been gaining a lot of interest from the blue bloods and seems unlikely to stay local.

Lonnie Walker has long been the top target for Wright, and has talked about developing as a point guard going forward. He may be the best shot for 'Nova to bring in an elite guard in this class - or they may just push off a point guard until 2018 which is considered to be a better class at the position.