Lewis Impressed By Maryland's Tradition

2011 hoops prospect Greg Lewis hopes his determination will lead to success in college.

Determination. That was the one word that Greg Lewis, the senior center at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, used to describe his style of play. And it is that play that has him ranked as one of the top 15 center prospects in the country by Scout.com.

Lewis has been talking to multiple teams over the summer, including Rutgers, South Florida, Villanova, Virginia Tech, and Maryland, all of whom have given him offers.

But the 6’8” 220 pound center said his unofficial visit to Maryland two weeks ago, coupled with his exposure to the program, have impressed him. “Being from Baltimore, I have watched Maryland play a lot over the years,” Lewis said. “They’re good program with a lot of tradition, good players, and good coaching.”

Lewis said he has had a lot of contact with new assistant coach Orlando “Bino” Ranson and even got the opportunity to speak with Gary Williams during his visit. These talks have given Lewis a sense of how he would fit into the Terp’s gameplan. “I could definitely get key minutes and be a role player,” he said.

Playing with his AAU team, Team Melo, this summer, Lewis has been improving his game at what he says is his natural position, power forward. The skills he has been honing are similar to those of Amar’e Stoudemire. “Being at power forward gives me flexibility and allows me to shoot mid-range and from three.”

Elsewhere, Lewis says he has plans to visit South Florida at the end of this week. While he has no set timetable, Lewis would like to commit in the fall. He feels overall that the recruiting process has allowed him to improve his game and has made him more determined to succeed. “I am determined to make it somewhere. I’m always pushing myself to the limit.”

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