The first day of the July evaluation period was won by the underclassmen at the Under Armour All-American camp, and the player that stood above, at least in my viewings, was 6-foot-5, long and crazy athletic wing Scottie Lewis.
Lewis is active and plays with tremendous energy on both ends and he did that from the moment the ball tipped on Wednesday. Lewis was able to get out of in transition and because of his highflying ability, was tough for the opposition to slow down when he got on the break.
But Lewis, who runs with Team Rio during summer ball, impacted the game in more ways than just dunks and finishes in transition. Lewis was all over the court on defense, flying in for help side blocks and also getting his hands on jump shot attempts. Lewis also made a couple of nice, crisp passes in both transition and in the half court.
The next step for Lewis, who recently was ranked at No. 16 overall in the 2019 class, is to improve his long distance shooting, as he wasn’t able to connect on any of his jump shot attempts during his first game of the camp.
The schools that have targeted Lewis early on are Connecticut, Maryland, Villanova, Notre Dame, St. John's (NY), Seton Hall and Rutgers. Mark Turgeon, Jay Wright, Mike Brey, Kevin Willard and Steve Pikiell watched Lewis at the camp on Wednesday.