The No. 84 ranked player in the class of 2006 Dwight Lewis had admired one school for quite some time. Then he knew he wanted to play there for some time now. Now, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, La., has made his commitment official.
"Yes, he has committed to Kansas," said Lewis' father Dwight Lewis, Sr. "He decided last night and early this morning. Actually, he made up his mind a long time ago that he wanted to go to Kansas, but he decided to finally go public with his decision and get it over with.
"For a long time now, Dwight has admired Kansas. He feels very honored that they saw something in him that made them want him to play for them. He just feels so good about Coach Self and Jankovich and the other assistants there."
Lewis, who averaged 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this season according to his father, was also strongly recruited by the likes of Oklahoma, USC, LSU, Baylor, Tulane and Florida among others.
A very good penetrator going either direction, Lewis specializes in pulling up in the midrange area.
It will not be until later this summer that Rivals.com gets a chance to further evaluate Lewis' game, since he is still recovering from mononucleosis.
"He has had mono and is still recovering," said Lewis, Sr. "Right now, he is not even at 60 percent. He probably won't be able to get out there until the middle of June at best. He has been invited to the NBA top 100 camp and the ABCD camp, so hopefully he can get back in time for the NBA camp which is late in June.
"It is killing him right now to be out. He is not used to taking time off."