Lewis Joins AIA Philippines Tour

Before Greg Lewis enrolls for his final year of classes at Rutgers, the fifth-year senior center heads to the Philippines as a part of the Athletes in Action tour for eight games in July and August.

Rutgers center Greg Lewis wants his fifth year to count, and that starts this summer with a once-in-a-lifetime basketball opportunity.

Lewis departs for the Philippines at the end of the month as a part of the Athletes in Action basketball tour for an eight-game stretch.

“It’s going to be a great trip and I’m really excited about it,” Lewis said. “I’m looking forward to playing against different teams and gaining experience. It’s going to help develop my leadership, which is always important, especially with the young guys that we have coming in this year.”

In addition to a competitive August for Lewis, he gives back to the less fortunate with AIA basketball camps for kids and coaching clinics.

Lewis and other AIA members also team up with Manny Pacquiao to provide “rich cross-cultural experience for each team member, loving and serving all the people the team meets, bringing worthy competition to some of the best teams in Asia, and spreading the AIA movement more deeply across the country.”

Lewis projects as a starter for the 2015-16 season. The Baltimore native showed his greatest improvement last season when he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 32 starts. Lewis averaged 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game during his first two seasons.

“This is tremendous for Greg,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “Not only will it help in his basketball development, but it’s also an opportunity for him to give back. He’s a terrific representative for our program.”

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