Lewis Leads FCD To Win At MLK Showcase

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- NC State commitment and Forsyth Country Day point guard Tyler Lewis had a strong showing in the MLK Showcase on Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

NC State commitment and Forsyth Country Day point guard Tyler Lewis had a strong showing in the MLK Showcase on Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

FCD isn't the most talented team, they recently went 0-6 when Lewis was sidelined with an ankle injury, but he is the type of player capable of making his team go.

FCD finished the game on an 8-0 run to pull out the 65-59 victory over Jamestown (NC) Ragsdale and Lewis scored the final six points.

Lewis finished the first half with seven points and seven assists, but in the second half, he was forced to score as his big men weren't finishing once he got them the ball. His coach, ex-Wake standout Craig Dawson, urged him to be more aggressive, and Lewis answered by scoring 14 second-half points to finish the game with 23 points and eight assists.

His basketball IQ is off the charts, and the bigs on his team were fed the ball in scoring position play-after-play. Players love to play with because they know he's going to get them the ball in great position. He's the type of guard that you have to keep your hands ready at all times because the ball is going to get to you, you just don't know how it's getting to you.

Lewis isn't the biggest or quickest guard, but that's always been the case with him, and he's always produced at a high level - regardless of competition.

The question about him has been if he can transition his game to the college level where players are even bigger and stronger, but after a year or two of adjusting, he should be a solid performer for the Wolfpack.

Lewis is rated the No. 12 point guard in the 2012 class by Scout.com, and is expected to come in and compete for playing time right away at NC State.

Additional Game Coverage NEWS & RECORD: NCSU Commit Finds "On" Switch In Victory


Pack Pride Top Stories