After spending last season back in Albany, free agent shooting guard Deon Lyle looks to land a role with the expansion Flying Cows.

Last season was a homecoming of sorts for Deon Lyle. Back with the Albany Patroons for a second time around since playing for the organization in 2020 Lyle’s stint didn’t go nearly as planned.

Sidelined after a car accident last March, Lyle appeared in 9 games for the Patroons and averaged 11.4 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 43% 2-pt FG. While the script was flipped in 2022 for the former Sixth Man of the Year for Conference USA in 2018, the TBL vet who has seen time with Albany, Enid, and Potawatomi, the Nebraska native looks to bring some experience, timely shooting, and tough defense to the fold for the expansion Frederick Flying Cows.

With training camp getting underway for the 2023 season, Lyle suited up and took part with the Flying Cows on Saturday.

For first-year Frederick, the backcourt appears to be in good hands with Tevin Foster running the point and the Flying Cows adding Caleb Wood as the No. 9 overall pick in TBL’s Draft Combine. A 6-foot-4 guard, Wood played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania and earning the Ivy League’s Sixth Man of the Year honors last. Frederick also selected 6-foot-5 guard Tyrone Jones (Langston University), to help bolster the roster.

Add Deon Lyle to the mix and the Flying Cows are set to take to the air.

Frederick will trim the roster to 12 by February 16th, with training camp taking place at Hood College, The Frederick County YMCA, and St. Johns Catholic Prep.

“Every time I touch the court my shooting approach is to put on an amazing display of shooting. I take it very seriously. I want to always showcase my ability to make shots. I have a shooting routine that I do before every game that gets me locked in with my form and base,” Lyle said about his approach to the game.

“It’s all in the details when it comes to shooting. I want to be able to reach my goals and play in the NBA. I think my ability to make catch and shoot 3’s and off the dribble will be my golden ticket along with my defensive play and ability to rebound.”

Wendell Maxey is the author of Around The Basketball League and has written about professional basketball and sports for 20 years. He’s been featured on,, USA Today, FOX Sports, and SLAM Magazine among other publications and media outlets. You can connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or read through his archive on Linktree. This 2024 season, Wendell will also be a featured writer with the Basketball Super League.


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