2014 forward receiving early interest

Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, TN) High School 2014 forward Fatodd Lewis is receiving early interest from several colleges throughout the south.

  • Name: Fatodd Lewis
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, TN) High School
  • AAU Team: Team Thad
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-8, 200 pounds
  • Colleges of Interest: Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri (offer), Ole Miss, Tennessee

  • "Memphis, Missouri, Tennessee, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss are showing interest in me," said Lewis, who played in the AAU Nike Elite Youth Invitational in Augusta, GA last week with his AAU team, Team Thad.

    One school has already offered him a scholarship.

    "I have an offer from Missouri," said the talented youngster.

    Although he's familiar with some of the colleges recruiting him, he plans on learning about all the schools before making a decision.

    "I like all the schools," he said. "I like Missouri. They had a great team last year. Memphis had a solid team last year. I didn't get to watch Ole Miss and Mississippi State but I'm looking forward to seeing how they work and how their coaches are. I want to learn about all the teams recruiting me before I make a decision. And I probably won't make a decision until my senior year."

    Lewis, a long 6-foot-8 youngster with good athletic ability, talked about what he tries to bring to his team each time he goes on the court.

    "Offensively, I try to bring an overall offensive game, a balanced game," he said. "I can shoot but I'm very willing to give up the ball to my teammates because I have a great team around me. Defensively, I bring intensity and good height. As for blocking shots, I'm still working on that. I am working on my timing and getting better hops. I don't have great hops but my length helps offset that."

    Keep it on GenesPage.com as we continue to follow Fatodd Lewis, one of several class of 2014 big men that Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray is recruiting.

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