Lewis Headed to Oak Hill

NC State commitment Tyler Lewis is on the move. The talented point guard will be playing his senior season at Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy after spending his high school career at Forsyth Country Day (NC).

NC State commitment Tyler Lewis is on the move. The talented point guard will be playing his senior season at Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy after spending his high school career at Forsyth Country Day School in North Carolina.

"I just felt like it was the right place for me to go," Lewis said this afternoon. "I'll be playing against the best players in the country, not just in games but also in practice. It will get me ready for State. I feel like it is a place where I can get better as a player.

"Oak Hill plays a tough schedule and travels to play great competition. You always want to play the best competition so you'll know your strengths and weaknesses. Doing that, will only improve my game."

Lewis had been contemplating the move after talking with Oak Hill head coach Steve Smith a few weeks ago.

"I had the opportunity to go last year and turned it down but at the beginning of the summer coach Smith called and wanted me to give it another look," said Lewis. "I knw it was one of the best programs in the country, and it was just an opportunity that is too good to pass up right now.

"Caoch Smith was really happy when I told him I was coming because he wasn't too sure if I would go up there. I was supposed to have the decision made last week, but he gave me another week due to the family issues that came up. He was really happy about it though."

Lewis stated the toughest part of decision was informing FCDS head coach Craig Dawson that he would be transferring.

"I told coach Dawson this morning that I was going to Oak Hill," he said. "That was tough for me, but coach Dawson, I think he wants the best for me, and I feel like I made the right decision."

Lewis will head up to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia on August 27th. The transfer gives him a chance to showcase his talents on the biggest stage, and he will be following in the footsteps of several great basketball players.

"Oak Hill has such a strong point guard tradition," said Lewis. "Last year they had Quinn Cook, they've had Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings... guys like that. A lot of great point guards went there."

Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Lewis is regarded as the No. 7 point guard in the country. As a junior he led Forsyth Country Day to an 18-14 record while averaging 27.3 points and 7.4 assists, earning all-state honors.


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