After taking official visits to Southern California and Miami-FL, Dwight Lewis, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard/small forward from James Taylor High School in Katy, Texas, has made a decision about his future. Lewis talked with his family and high school coach and made his final decision just two days ago.
"I talked to Dwight and he has given a commitment to USC," said James Taylor head coach Jonathan Hopkins. "He actually just made the decision to attend Southern California two days ago. He picked USC over Miami-FL and Baylor."
According to Hopkins, Lewis, the No. 132 ranked player in the class of 2006, decided to attend Southern California for a variety of reasons. However, his relationship with Tim Floyd and his connections to the NBA appear to be the difference maker.
"I really believe that Tim Floyd was a big reason that Dwight has decided to commit to USC," said Hopkins. "He has coached in the NBA and I think that played a role in Dwight's decision. He and his father also like the idea of playing in the Pac-10.
"Dwight had some real interest in Miami-FL and Baylor, but he just felt that USC was the best fit," he added. "After talking to Dwight, I can tell you that he is excited about his decision and is looking forward to playing at Southern California."
Dwight Lewis Scouting Report: A very good scorer, Lewis specializes at getting into the midrange area with either hand and hitting the pull up jumper. Has good length for his position but needs to gain strength. -Jerry Meyer