There aren’t many prospects in the class of 2019 with a greater upside than Scottie Lewis. An elite athlete with a big time motor and great size on the wing, Lewis is someone whose best basketball is ahead of him. At the recent Steph Curry Select Camp Lewis had a chance to learn a lot about the game, and continue his development.
“Definitely it is a huge opportunity to become a sponge and soak up all the information that Steph Curry gives you and the coaches give you,” said Lewis. “The fact that I am here at a young age shows that I am on the right track, but I have to have a higher IQ and learn from the greatest.”
For a kid like Lewis who is working to have his skills catch up to his motor and athleticism, a camp like this has been a huge help.
“It is a tremendous help,” said Lewis. “I am known for my motor and athleticism, but people don’t talk about the skill that I have. Being here only continues to help build my skill and basketball IQ.”
Recruiting wise schools such as Connecticut, Maryland, Villanova, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and others are already involved with Lewis.
“It has been a lot of team camp and individual camps,” noted Lewis. “We just got back from the Villanova team camp and the Maryland camp. We will go to some football games in October. It’s a lot of fun, and it means we are on the right track.”
About his recent trip to Villanova, Lewis said, “When Coach (Jay) Wright and I talked individually he told me what he loves about my game. He told me to keep my motor and keep my athleticism while also progressing and getting bigger and better.”
Lewis continued about Villanova, “It was a fun campus. It was a beautiful campus. I have been there before, and it is a really nice campus.”
In high school Lewis is coached by former Maryland Terrapin Tahj Holden, so there is a lot of familiarity between the parties.
“Coach Tahj influences us a lot,” said Lewis. “He isn’t a biased person. He tells about the time he had at Maryland and it is a nice campus.”
For now Lewis is just taking the process for what it is, and learning as much as he can about all of the schools showing him interest.