Franklin County (Rocky Mount, VA) Lewis Witcher is the lone low post threat entering Virginia Tech’s program out of the 2006 class. At 6-8 ½, currently about 215 pounds, Witcher is an athletic player who has a knack for rebounding and possesses some nice offensive talent as well. A 4-star prospect by Rivals.com, Witcher is looking forward to the opportunity of playing and contributing in the ACC next season.
Techsideline.com caught up with Witcher for a Q&A session. In his senior season, he averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds while playing the center position. He led Franklin County to a 19-8 overall record that included a trip to the state semifinals.
Q&A with Lewis Witcher
TSL: In watching the NCAA tournament going on now, how excited are you to have the opportunity to play on that Division 1A level next season.
Lewis Witcher: Yeah, I’m real excited about next year and coming up to Virginia Tech and trying to help the team out.
TSL: In talking with the Tech coaching staff, what have they indicated to you as far as what your role will be as a freshman?
Lewis Witcher: They’ve told me just to come in and work hard and play my game and I might have a good chance of either starting or getting a lot of playing time. They need somebody like me who can rebound and they need more post players inside.
TSL: What are your expectations as far as playing time next season?
Lewis Witcher: I’m just trying to do my best and work hard and try to win myself a starting position. I’m sure if I keep working hard I know I can get a lot of playing time for the team.
TSL: Has Seth Greenberg told you which position you will play?
Lewis Witcher: He’s probably going to put me more as a power forward more than anything.
TSL: Do you see yourself as a natural power forward?
Lewis Witcher: Probably right now my natural position would be power forward, but hopefully once I get better and better with my ballhandling and shooting I could move out to a small forward.
TSL: What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Lewis Witcher: Part of my strengths is that I’m a real good rebounder. I have a pretty good touch from like 15 feet out. Probably what I need to work...
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