Witcher Holds Two Offers

Hidden in the hills of Virginia, 6'8, 200-pound forward and Franklin County (VA) native Lewis Witcher is one of the top unknown prospects in America. Don't expect Witcher to remain hidden too much longer, however, as he will play for Boo Williams' AAU team this summer.

Throughout his high school career, Lewis Witcher has steadily improved his game, becoming one of the top players in the state of Virginia. This season, Witcher averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 3-4 blocks per game, leading Franklin County High School to a 20-6 record.

"It went pretty well," Witcher said of his junior season. "We were doing real well and got to the regional semifinals and we lost by one to Potomac," Witcher noted. "It was a close game. We should have beaten them. We were up 11 and had some bad turnovers."

Witcher did his best to keep Franklin County's season alive, but Potomac was just too much. "It was about 10-12 seconds left when I tied the game and after I scored, they passed it in and they drove through and scored. It was pretty tough loss, but it's a learned lesson."

With his high school season over, Witcher now plans to take his game on the road with the Boo Williams AAU squad. Other top prospects on that team include Eric Hayes, Vernon Macklin, Kenny Belton, L.D. Williams, Scott Reynolds, and Stefan Welsh. With that type of team, you can be sure that, if Witcher is able to play up to his potential, he will get the recognition he deserves.

In the hills of Virginia, Witcher has been sheltered away from many scouts and college coaches but, thanks to his play in the state tournament, he has still picked up heavy interest from Georgetown, North Carolina State, and Maryland in recent weeks. He currently has offers from Virginia Tech and Richmond.

Earlier in his recruitment, Witcher was hearing a lot from the Wake Forest staff and even visited for a Demon Deacon basketball practice. The Demon Deacons have cooled down on Witcher of late, however, likely due to the commitment of fellow 2006 forward Jamie Skeen.

Witcher, who has unofficially visited Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, will likely wait until the end of the summer to make his college decision. "I'm not that sure, but [I'll decide] probably by the end of the summer or early season so I don't have to worry about it during my senior season."


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