Lewis Off and Running

Tyler Lewis is off to a fantastic start this season. Despite the absence of two of their big men, Lewis and his teammates at Forsyth Country Day are 6-3. DeaconSports spoke with FCDS head coach Craig Dawson as well as Lewis himself about the season so far.

Tyler Lewis is a name many Demon Deacon fans are already familiar with. The 5'10 point guard has been putting up huge numbers so far this season and former Demon Deacon and FCDS head coach Craig Dawson is very pleased with his play.

"Tyler has been terrific so far," said Dawson. "He is averaging 24 points and almost 9 assists for us so far. He has had games of 15 & 13 assists as well. He is doing a good job for us."

So what does coach Dawson like so much about his sophomore point guard? "His basketball I.Q. is great. He is smarter than a lot of the other players on the court. I think his I.Q. and intangibles really set him apart. He has a great feel for the game and makes everyone around him better."

Lewis is a true point guard and when talking with him it's easy to see why he has such a mature game. "The season is going good so far," said Lewis. "We have been without a couple of our big guys but we are 6-3 so far. I've been doing whatever I can so far to help the team win."

Lewis worked hard this off season and it has paid dividends thus far. "I really worked hard on my athleticism. So far this season it has been easier for me to get to the basket as well as stay in front of people on defense."

On the recruiting front, Lewis and his coach are still hearing from Wake Forest. "They are still talking to me and sending stuff," said Lewis. "I still talk to Coach LaRue. I hope to get to a game by the end of this month or in January. My schedule just hasn't allowed me to get to one yet."

Coach Dawson also stated that Wake is still interested in Lewis. "They (Wake) are still recruiting him. I talk to Rusty quite a bit about Tyler. He is still just a sophomore and has almost three years of high school ball left but Wake is definitely still interested and on his trail."

Some people may question Lewis' athletic ability and how it will translate to the college level but Coach Dawson is not one of them. "No doubt in my mind Tyler is a high Division I prospect. You put him on the court with 4 other guys and he makes all of them better."

Lewis would like to make his college decision by the end of his junior season.


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