Lewis waiting on Kentucky offer

2013 New York shooting guard Isaiah Lewis makes it very clear where he wants to go to school: Kentucky. He talks about UK's interest in him, as well as the other top three schools on his list.

Schools have been proactive recruiting 6-foot-3, 175-pound Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ The King 2013 shooting guard Isaiah Lewis, as he already holds offers from Oregon State, Arkansas, St. John's, Rutgers, Florida, UConn, Arizona, Kansas and Washington.

However, should Kentucky offer Lewis, he says he would definitely commit to UK on the spot.

"Right now I'm waiting for Kentucky to offer me," Lewis said. "That's where I want to go. Other than that, I like Kansas, Texas - I'm friends with Myck Kabongo - and I like Arizona a lot. But I'm waiting for the Kentucky offer though, that's where I want to go."

Lewis is hoping that the way he played in front of Kentucky during the school year will translate into an offer.

"Hopefully, now that I'm getting more nationally known," Lewis said of a potential offer. "Coach (Orlando) Antigua came to watch me at City of Palms, where I played well at. He told my coach that they were interested in me.

"He came to my third game to watch me again and I played well in that but they didn't offer me. I know they're really interested, I talked to coach (John) Calipari one time after that. I know they're interested but the offer hasn't happened yet."

Despite Lewis' interest in Kentucky, he's also high on Kansas.

"With Kansas, obviously the tradition is real big," he said. "Paul Pierce, Danny Manning, Josh Selby, Xavier Henry, there are all types of big names from there. Coach Bill Self is probably one of the best coaches of all time at getting kids to the next level.

"I know Russell Robinson, he's from New York and I talk to him a lot; he's like a big brother to me. He tells me how Bill Self carries himself and how the players carry themselves, about the tradition of the school, how they win a lot and how a lot of their players go on to play at the next level."

Lewis also has a couple of connections to Texas, which makes the Longhorns one of his top schools.

"Coach (Rob) Lanier was recruiting me when he was at Florida and he recruited Erving Walker, who used to go to my school," Lewis said. "I talk to Erv a lot too, and he tells me nothing but great things.

"Coach Lanier has been hearing about me this whole season, how I've been blowing up, and he's been keeping tabs on me. He has New York ties getting a couple players from New York. Also, Myck Kabongo is like my biggest brother. We talked yesterday and he told me Coach Lanier wanted to know how I was doing. We'll see how that goes."

The other main school on Lewis' list is Arizona due to one of the Wildcats' assistants.

"It's Book. Coach Book Richardson," Lewis said. "He came all the way from the West Coast to see me practice. He's talked to my high school coach to see how I'm doing. I was actually going to go visit but they had the coaching issue last week. I ended up having to reschedule it since everybody is going to stay put. I'm going to Los Angeles with my AAU team next week so I'll probably do it after that.

"Book is a New York guy and a good guy. I've also talked to coach (Sean) Miller and he said he's seen me play before. Obviously Arizona is Point Guard U and I think in the near future, I'll be a point guard."

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