You know you’re a big time prospect when nearly a dozen schools come out to watch you play and you haven’t even finished your junior season. That’s the case for Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 182-pound shooting guard from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, La. The talented backcourt prospect has a number of scholarship offers to justify the trips made by some of the nation’s top programs.
Lewis, who is rated as the No. 84 prospect in the class of 2006 by Rivals.com, is off to a hot start in his junior season. With 15 games already played, Lewis is averaging 28 points per game for Archbishop Rummel (10-5).
“I’ve been doing good but you know I could always be doing better,” Lewis said. “I’m basically the captain on the floor. When the team needs me to score, I score. But I also like to get everyone into position so they can score, too.”
Over the summer, Lewis said he added a new angle to his offensive attack.
“Everyone knows that I can drive to the hole, dribble, and pull up but my three point shot is real good. It’s pretty hard to stop,” Lewis said.
And schools are seeing that improved perimeter game for themselves. Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas, UCLA and Vanderbilt have all been out to watch Lewis in practice or a game this season, Lewis said.
The junior also said he has scholarship offers from Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Those are the ones he is positive about. And then there are those that “have a scholarship if you want to come here” kind of schools as Lewis puts it. Those include Mississippi State, Texas and UCLA.
“I try not to think about (the recruiting process) right now,” Lewis said. “I’m all about the season and winning games for our team. Who do I favor? I’m wide open.”
Lewis, who has unofficially visited LSU, Texas and Texas A&M already, said schools are trying to sell their respective program but that may not be a necessity.
“They don’t have to do too much,” Lewis said. “I think it will just come down to the way I feel and how comfortable I am with the school.”