Dwight Lewis Recovering

It hasn't been a great month for <b>Dwight Lewis</b>, who was bed-ridden with mono. Lewis is headed back to school today, but his return on the court will take a little more time. His recruiting timeline has also been pushed back, though the 2006 wing has his sights set on tripping out West to a pair of Pac-10 schools...

Dwight Lewis will go to school today for the first time in nearly a month.

The underrated 6-foot-5, 190-pound Archbishop Rummel (La.) junior has spent the majority of the past three or so weeks in his bed with mononucleosis.

``I haven't seen the gym in a long time," said Lewis, who lost about 10 pounds due to the illness. "But I'm finally feeling better and getting my appetite back."

Lewis is coming off a season in which he put up 26.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field, 78 percent from the line and 36 percent from 3-point range.

He was looking forward to establishing himself nationally, but that will have to wait a while since the doctors have instructed him to take it slow and to not to play in competitive games until mid-May.

``I'm getting in the gym tomorrow," Lewis said. "I can't work hard, but I've got to do something."

``I'm going to try and get back as quickly as possible, but the doctors say I could relapse if I push it too hard," he added.

Lewis was also ahead of the game with the recruiting process and was slated to take a visit to USC, where new Trojans coach Tim Floyd has made Lewis a priority, earlier in the month. However, he had to postpone because of the illness.

Now Lewis will also push back his timetable to make a college decision.

Lewis said that he intends to visit USC, Stanford, Kansas and Oklahoma officially – and also take unofficials to nearby LSU and Texas. He also mentioned Florida as a possibility.

``I'll try and take some visits while I'm recovering," Lewis said.

Lewis is also still uncertain which team he'll play with when he returns to the court, but it will likely be the Houston Westside All-Stars – which he played with a year ago.

Lewis also said he will attend the NBA Camp and the ABCD Camp.


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