After verbally committing to Kansas and then pulling out of his pledge, Dwight Lewis just needed to see Phog Allen Fieldhouse and the rest of the Jayhawk nation to make up his mind for good. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, La., recommitted to Bill Self and the University of Kansas on Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis made the trip to the Big 12 power over the weekend with his father and AAU coach Al Jones. According to Jones, Lewis made his final decision and he'll suit up for Self.
"He's headed to Kansas," Jones said. "He just spoke to Coach Self and told him he was a Jayhawk."
Lewis, the No. 84 ranked player in the country, committed to Kansas just three weeks ago and broke the news to Rivals.com. However, shortly after announcing his intentions to play for the Jayhawks, he reneged on his decision and said he wanted to look around at other programs.
One of the reasons why he pulled out was because he had not seen Kansas in person, Jones said. After taking the official visit to Kansas, the decision was a little easier to make the second time around.
"The trip up there this weekend was very important because I wanted to make sure he visited before he committed and that didn't happen the first time around," Jones said. "Ultimately it was going to be his decision in the end and after he visited there, he knew that he wanted to go there."
Jones believes Kansas will utilize Lewis's ability to score the ball right away.
"As a freshman, I think he can be a guy that comes in and puts up some points for them because he's very skilled in that up-tempo style," Jones said. "He'll be able to come in and get major minutes because he scores so well."
Lewis, who averaged 27 points, nine rebounds and 4.5 assists as a junior, was also looking at LSU and Oklahoma. He is the first player to commit to Kansas in the class of 2006.