Tigers evaluating NC point guard

One of the top Tar Heel State point guards in the class 2012 has been in recent contact with Clemson and was able to play in front of the Tigers' coaches during the July evaluation period.

PG Tyler Lewis Profile

CUTigers recently caught up with Forsyth Country Day School rising junior Tyler Lewis to talk about his recruitment.

He already sports a solid offer sheet, which includes North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Miami, Auburn and Charlotte. Right now, there are a total of 15 to his name.

Lewis has also heard from Clemson assistant coach Rick Ray, though the Tigers haven't extended an offer.

"I heard from them the second day they could start calling. They've been sending me mail since all this summer," he said.

"He was telling me they're going to keep an eye on me during the summer. They're going to keep recruiting me and see how I do this summer. We talked about Clemson, the university and the new coaching staff."

An offer from the Tigers could go a long way.

"It would definitely be pretty high. It's the ACC. I'm from North Carolina, right in the middle of ACC country," Lewis said.

Right now, that's the conference he would prefer to play in.

"That's where I want to play. It wouldn't bother me playing anywhere else, though," Lewis said. "Wherever I have the best chance for playing time is where I want to go."

Earlier this month, he played in front of Clemson head coach Brad Brownell at the Big Shots Tournament in Myrtle Beach.

"He was at a lot of our games, maybe all of them," Lewis said. "I know we have a lot of good players on our team, so I don't know who all he was watching."

As a sophomore, he averaged 22 points and eight assists a game at Forsyth Country Day.

Lewis is currently rated three stars by Scout.com and is also the No. 8 point guard prospect in the country.

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