Five-star wing Scottie Lewis is easily one of the elite prospects in his class. He has a combination of size, length, athleticism, and toughness that very few can match, and now as a sophomore he is continuing to improve while also making college visits.
About his year so far, Lewis said, “I’ve had some good games and some bad games, and I am just working to find the balance between playing fast and playing within the offense, so it has been a good year, and a learning year for me.”
He continued, “I am definitely working on my skill set, and also playing slower. I have a high motor, but I have been focused on changing speeds and just doing everything I need to do.”
On the recruiting trail pretty much every top school from coast to coast has reached out to Lewis, and he is making his way to several college games.
St. John’s is close for Lewis who spends a lot of time in New York City, and he continues to build a good bond with the staff in Queens.
“Chris Mullin has a great legacy there, and the entire coaching staff is great,” said Lewis. “Also I am from New York so I have watched St. John’s for a long time, and I know the history there and what it would mean to play in Madison Square Garden. It would great to be a part of that.”
Maybe the school that Lewis has seen the most is Florida, and he has built a tremendous relationship with the players and coaches in Gainesville.
“I know every single coach and all the players,” noted Lewis. “I talk with Chris Chiozza and Kasey Hill and they are great guys. They have been recruiting me for a long time, since my freshman year, and we just have a great bond.”
While Duke hasn’t been as consistent with their communication, Lewis said he enjoyed his visit there, and it is a school he could see himself at.
“I don’t know a ton about Duke,” admitted Lewis. “We don’t have too much communication, but when I watched them I saw how I thought I’d fit in there and how Coach K coached, and it looked like a place I would fit in well.”
For now Lewis is focused on continuing to get better, but there is no doubt recruiting is on his mind. He has no timetable for a decision, but he expects to take several more visits before even narrowing down his list.