University of Miami Athletics

Chris Lykes






160 lbs.




Mitchellville, Md.

High School

Gonzaga College HS (D.C.)

Chris Lykes - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Senior (2020-21): Preseason First Team All-ACC
Season did not count towards eligibility due to COVID-19 pandemic … Started the first two contests before missing the final 25 with a left ankle injury … Dished out six assists in the season opener against North Florida (11/29) … Tallied a game-high 20 points, four rebounds and five assists versus Stetson (12/4), but departed with 12:11 remaining due to injury.

As a Junior (2019-20): All-ACC Honorable Mention … Air Force Reserve Basketball HOF Invitational Game MVP (12/17) … Preseason Second Team All-ACC
Played in 26 games, missing five due to injury, and started 24, including each of the first 18 … Averaged 15.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.0 minutes per game … Led the Hurricanes in points, assists and steals per game, as well as made field goals (140), made free throws (70) and free-throw attempts (86) … Placed second in minutes per game and made 3-pointers (51) … Finished fourth in the ACC in free-throw percentage (81.4), ninth in field-goal percentage (43.2), No. 10 in scoring and No. 12 3-pointers per game (1.96) … In ACC-only action, placed fourth in free-throw clip (84.3), ninth in scoring (15.6) and No. 14 in 3-pointers (1.93) … Placed No. 17 nationally in scoring among individuals under 6-foot, including third of high-major players … Fourth Hurricane to earn preseason All-ACC honors … Notched the eighth-best single-season free-throw clip in program history … Tied for the fifth-most made 3-pointers (six) by a Hurricane ever in an ACC game … Ascended to No. 24 on Miami’s all-time scoring list (1,225) … Finished the season in the top 10 of nine ACC-only career leaderboards and the top five of six of them, including third in made free throws (159) and fourth in both points (735) and made field goals (241) … Tied for the most (28) and third-most (27) points in a game by a Hurricane on the season, as well as notched the most steals in a contest (five) and tied for both the most assists (six) and made 3-pointers (six) … Recorded the only two instances (11 and 10) of a Miami player hitting double-digit made field goals, plus tied for second in made free throws (eight) and made free throws without a miss (eight) … Scored in double figures 21 times, notching 15-plus on 14 occasions and 20-plus in six outings, the latter two both team highs … Notched five-plus assists in three appearances and 30-plus minutes 13 times, with 40-plus twice … Paced Miami in scoring a team-best 13 times … Opened the season with an 18-point, five-assist showing against fifth-ranked Louisville (11/5) … Scored 15 points versus Florida Atlantic (11/8) … Tallied 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Florida (11/22) in the Charleston Classic … Dropped a season-best 28 points in the win at Illinois (12/2), adding four steals and finishing 11-of-17 from the floor to set a career high in makes … Recorded 17 points to go along with a season-high six assists and career-best five steals against Temple (12/17) at the Barclays Center, hitting the game-winning free throws with 4.4 seconds left … Posted 16 points and four rebounds against Coppin State (12/21) … Registered 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting in 41 minutes in the overtime victory at Clemson (12/31) … Put up 18 points and four rebounds in 38 minutes at No. 13/11 Louisville (1/7), finishing 8-of-8 at the stripe … Totaled 20 points and four boards at NC State (1/15), as well as hit all seven of his free throws … Notched 24 points and a career-high two blocks in a career-best 42 minutes against ninth-ranked Florida State (1/18), tallying a 9-of-18 mark from the floor and a 6-of-10 ledger from long range, tying his career high in made 3-pointers … After playing in the first 82 affairs of his career, missed Miami’s contests at North Carolina (1/25), against Virginia Tech (1/28), at Pittsburgh (2/2) and against NC State (2/5) due to a groin injury sustained versus the Seminoles, snapping a 52-game streak of starts … Scored 16 points against Boston College (2/12) … Amassed 23 points in the triple-overtime triumph at Virginia Tech (2/19) … Posted 14 points and a season-high five boards at Georgia Tech (2/29) … Scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against No. 22 Virginia (3/4), but missed the final 12 minutes after getting elbowed in the face … Did not play against Syracuse (3/7) due to face injuries … Recorded 21 points and went 5-of-11 from 3-point range versus Clemson (3/11) in the ACC Tournament.

As a Sophomore (2018-19): All-ACC Academic Team
Played and started in all 32 games … Ranked ninth in ACC in overall scoring (16.2) and eighth in league play (15.9) … was fifth in conference in free-throw shooting in ACC play at 80.8 percent (63-78) … Racked up 10 games of 20 or more points, including six in conference action … Scored in double figures in all but five games and 16 or more points in 20 games … Upped his scoring average by 6.6 ppg (9.6 to 16.2), which was third highest among ACC players … Played at least 30 minutes in 26 of 32 games … Ranked No. 14 in ACC in minutes per game (33.8) and No. 16 in league-only action (34.8) … Ranked fifth in ACC in free-throw shooting in conference games (63-78, 80.8 percent) … First Miami player to record three straight 20-point efforts since Shane Larkin in March 2013 … Scored 20 or more points in each of the first three games this season, becoming first UM player since Joe Wylie in 1989 to do so … Scored 22 points and also played then-career-best 39 minutes in season opener against Lehigh (11/9) … Averaged 17.7 ppg in three games at Wooden Legacy … Scored career-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting in ACC opener against NC State (1/3) … Scored 25 points against Wake Forest (1/12), including 14-of-14 from free-throw line which is second-best FT performance in program history (Jack McClinton, 16-16 vs. NC State, March 7, 2009) … Recorded 27 points in career-high 41 minutes at North Carolina (2/9), including 19 points in second half and overtime … Scored 21 points in win over Clemson (2/13) … Scored 26 points and hit career-high six 3-pointers at Wake Forest (2/26) … Had streak of 21 straight made free throws snapped against Florida State (1/27) … Scored 16 points and dished out career-high nine assists at Virginia Tech (3/8) … Totaled 19 points and hit 3-pointers against Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament (3/13).

As a Freshman (2017-18): All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Rookie of the Week (1/8)
Played in all 32 games, with 10 starts … Averaged 9.6 points and 2.3 assists per game … Shot 72 percent (59-82) from free-throw line … Averaged 11.9 points per game in ACC play (second on team) … Scored in double figures in 12 ACC games, including eight of last 10 in regular season … Averaged team-high 12.8 points per game in the 12 games after Bruce Brown Jr.’s injury … Averaged 12.1 ppg in his 10 starts … Hit at least one 3-pointer in 26 of 32 games, including two or more in 17 contests … Hit a 3-pointer and played 18 minutes in college debut against Gardner-Webb (11/10) … Scored 13 points and dished out four assists in win over Florida A&M (11/16) … Scored 10 points and added three steals in win at No. 12 Minnesota (11/29) … Recorded 10 points (2-3 3FG) in ACC opener at Pittsburgh (12/30) … Scored eight points and handed out five assists at Georgia Tech (1/3) … Recorded 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes in win over Florida State (1/7) … Named ACC Rookie of Week on Jan. 8 after GT/FSU performances … Scored 13 points (3-5 3FG) at Clemson (1/13) … Made first college start at NC State (1/21) … Started and played season-high 33 minutes against Pittsburgh, scoring 13 points and dishing out five assists (1/31) … Scored 16 points at Boston College (2/10) … Scored career-high 19 points (17 in second half) against Virginia (2/13) … Scored 15 points, including 11 in the game’s final four minutes, in comeback win over Boston College (2/24) … Recorded team-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, in victory at UNC (2/27) … Scored 15 points and dished out season-high seven assists against Virginia Tech (3/3); hit go-ahead free throw with three seconds remaining.

High School: Member of the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Team … Ranked No. 45 in the ESPN Top 100, No. 12 at his position and first in Maryland … 2017 All-Met Player of the Year … 2017 DC State Athletic Association MVP… 2016 Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year … 2017 American Family Insurance third team ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team … 2017 Max Preps All-American, fifth team … Two-time Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Player of the Year … As a senior, set school’s career scoring record with 2,266 points … Won 2017 Triple Crown of WCAC Championship, DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) Championship and Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament … Also won Gonzaga D.C. Classic and took third at Les Schwab Invitational (Ore.) … Eagles finished No. 1 in D.C. area, according to The Washington Post final rankings … Averaged 17.6 points, 4.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds while leading Gonzaga to a 32-5 overall and 15-3 region record … As a junior, averaged 22.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals. Knocked down 47.3 percent of shots from three and hit 74.9 percent at the line … Led Eagles (24-10) to the semifinals in both the WCAC and DCSAA … As a sophomore won the WCAC Championship … Played AAU ball for Team Takeover on the EYBL circuit.

Personal: Born July 22, 1998, in Mitchellville, Md. … Parents are Marvin and Vanessa Lykes … Sport administration major with a marketing minor … Has donated his time as a youth basketball instructor, as well as volunteering both at his church and the National Foundation for Cancer Research as a peer tutor … Committed to Miami over offers from Georgetown, Notre Dame, Stanford and Villanova.