5-10, 165-pound sophomore point guard Tyler Lewis (Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville, N.C.) put on a show at Dave Telep’s Carolina Challenge, incuding a 13-assist performance in his team’s opener. The performance comes as no surprise, as this past season he averaged nine assists (and 21 points) per game in leading Forsyth to a North Carolina Independent Schools state semifinal appearance.
Lewis loves basketball and it shows with his work off the court.
“Basically, I just work on my game and get to the gym a lot. I watch other players that I model my game after so I can learn what they’re doing and I practice it,” said Lewis, a savvy player who showed an ability to take the ball to the basket and finish as well on Saturday.
Very much a target of Division 1 programs, Lewis boasts offers from Appalachian State, Auburn, Charlotte, Richmond, VCU and Virginia Tech. North Carolina saw him play three times this past season and he has taken a visit to Chapel Hill. Stanford, Virginia and Wake Forest are showing serious interest as well.
Virginia Tech was the first to offer.
“They’re one of my favorites,” Lewis said of Tech. “They were the first ones to offer me, so you’ve got to show them love. I really like their coaching staff, Coach Greenberg and all of them.”
Recruiting isn’t a high priority right now for the talented floor general.
“I don’t know. It’s too early. I don’t want to commit too early,” Lewis said. “There’s too much time.”
By this time next year, though, Lewis could know where he will play college basketball.
“I’ll probably end up committing maybe in my junior year,” Lewis said. “I think after this summer I’ll know who is recruiting me hard. I’ll go into my junior year knowing who is recruiting me hard. I should have a better feel for it and I’ll probably get like a top five, take visits to all of them and...
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