Talented Two-Guard High On Pearl's Tigers

Class of 2017 basketball prospect Danny Lewis gives his take on Auburn, which is a college he is seriously considering.

Atlanta, Ga.--A class of 2017 prospect who stood out at a basketball recruiting event put on by Bruce Pearl and his coaching staff returned home interested in the Auburn program.

One of the players invited to spend the day on campus prior to an elite camp the following day, Daniel Lewis performed very well in games with other prospects.

“It was fun,” he said. “I competed well and I got a dunk, too, so that was good.”

A standout this summer on the Georgia Stars 16-and-under AAU team, the six-foot-four, 175-pound guard has plenty of offensive moves and is considered one of the top prospects in Georgia as he heads into his junior season at Westlake High.

“I have been working to get bigger and stronger, which is something a lot of people tell me I need to do,” Lewis said. “I also have been working on polishing my mid-range game.”

Asked what colleges interest him, the guard says, “I like Vanderbilt, UGA, and I love Auburn, too. I like Georgia Tech, SMU, Clemson and Florida.”

Talking about Auburn, he said, “I love Auburn, I love Bruce Pearl and I love Coach (Todd) Golden--he is real cool--and Chuck Person, too.”

Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, Lewis said, “Academics and how they will make you a better individual are important. How they play as a team and can they win are important.”

Lewis has done a lot of winning while playing at Westlake High and his AAU team, who wrapped up a successful summer season. “It was great,” he said. “Everybody played well and everybody got offers. I played with the Georgia Stars 16-and-under-team.”

Although he looks to be a natural two guard, he can do more than play one position. “I feel real comfortable at the two, but if I have to play the one I can do that real well,” he said. “I am good at distributing the ball and making other people around me better.”

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