Franklin County (Rocky Mount, VA) star Lewis Witcher claims two offers from ACC programs, with one potentially on the way.
“I have offers from [Virginia] Tech, Maryland, Richmond and I think Wake is going to offer me, too,” Witcher said. According to Franklin County head coach Doug Conklin, Georgia Tech and N.C. State are also involved.
Schools seem to like the versatility in the 6-8, 215-pound prospect. A center in high school, Witcher projects as a small forward on the next level because of his array of skills.
“He runs the floor real well,” Conklin said. “He shoots real well from 15 feet. He can even shoot the 3, but we didn’t let him do that last season. Maybe we’ll let him do it next year (laughs).”
Added Witcher, “I think I’m a pretty good rebounder. I like to go get the boards. And I’m pretty versatile for my position because I can go out and shoot the 15 to 16 foot jumper. I’m still working on my ball-handling and it’s starting to get good but I still need to work on that. I’m going to continue to work on my shot so I can pull out and shoot a three. I’ve been working real hard on that and I’ve been shooting pretty well.”
Among the schools involved, Virginia Tech appears to be in great position along with Wake Forest. Witcher has visited both programs and has visited N.C. State as well. He hopes to visit the University of Maryland very soon.
“Well, Tech is one of my top favorites right now,” Witcher said. “They show me a lot of support and they keep telling me they really want me, so they’re at the top right now. Wake is up there, too. I really enjoyed that school, too, so probably Wake and Tech are the two favorites.”
When decision time comes, location will be a factor.
“I don’t want to go to school more than 4 or 5 hours away from home,” Witcher said. “Maybe less than that.”
Could a decision come soon?
“Hopefully, I’ll probably make a decision right around June or July,” Witcher said. “I at least want to make it by the start of my senior year so I don’t have to worry about it.”
Academically, Witcher is in solid shape. History and Math are his favorite subjects, but he believes he will major in Business.
Who are some of Witcher’s favorite players?
“I like to watch Tim Duncan and I like to watch Tayshaun Prince,” Witcher said. “A lot of people tell me I remind them of Prince.”
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