Of course hes going to try to sell me on Maryland, but mainly hes trying to help me with the recruiting process, answer questions I have, Lewis said of the junior Maryland guard.
The best advice he gave me is to make a good relationship with coaches, not just the head coach, but the assistant coaches. Relationships determine a lot about how you play for a coach.
Lewis has done just that, continuing conversations he has been having all summer with new assistant coach Orlando Bino Ranson. Although he has not talked to Gary Williams in about a month, he will have a chance to do so when he visits College Park next week to meet with coaches on Marylands campus.
The 6 8 220 pound center said that Coach Ranson has been most impressed with his continuing solid play in his AAU season this summer. He said my best basketball was ahead of me and that he liked the confidence I had in the way I play the game.
This summers AAU season with Lewis Team Melo has given him a chance to hone his skills and work on his strength. This season went well. We had a lot of good exposure and got to play in some quality tournaments.
He was also able to display his skills on the court against some of Baltimores best players in the senior game at Bmorehoops.coms anniversary celebration, where Lewis had 15 points and 7 rebounds. AAU and exhibition play have helped Lewis focus on putting the ball on the floor and dominating outside play, two parts of his game he is trying to work on.
Schools are taking notice of Lewis good play, and he has narrowed his choices to Maryland, Ohio State and South Florida. A few weeks ago, Lewis went on a visit to Tampa that he described as promising and hopes to go to Ohio State sometime in September.
Lewis said he hopes to make a commitment in late October before St Frances basketball season begins. But, as he makes his decision, he admits that it will be hard for any school to beat Maryland.
For me, Maryland is home. I would definitely consider coming here. It makes it hard for any other school.