Lewis Talks New WFU Staff

Forsyth Country Day (NC) point guard Tyler Lewis has proven himself as one of the nation's top guards in the class of 2012. Lewis, who has a handful of early ACC offers, was offered by the previous Wake Forest coaching staff prior to their departure. Tuesday, he spoke with DeaconSports about where Wake Forest currently stands.

Tyler Lewis has had an impressive last year for Forsyth Country Day School and his Team Loaded AAU squad. Running the show at point guard, Lewis has shown amazing court vision, passing ability, and the ability to lead his team to wins at the high school and AAU levels. Lewis' spring AAU season is under way and is off to a great start.

"AAU started good for me this year," he said. "We won the Pittsburgh Jam Fest and beat a lot of good teams. Last weekend, we got back from the Boo Williams Tournament. We went to the final four and lost to a team from Canada that was real good."

Personally, Lewis has also been impressive. Onlookers have been impressed with his game and his ability to distribute to teammates and, when teammates weren't scoring, Lewis has done well putting the ball in the hoop himself.

"I've been playing really good," he said. "The good thing is we're winning as a team. It's been nice with me playing good so far, I'm going out playing hard and getting at it."

Lewis, whose AAU squad will play their next AAU tournament at the Tournament of Champions in North Carolina, says that he continues to remain focused on basketball and not pay too much attention to his recruitment. "I'm not too worried about recruiting or a decision. I've got N.C. state, Miami, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Baylor, VCU, and Richmond for offers."

According to Lewis, Wake Forest's staff offered when Coach Dino Gaudio was the Demon Deacons' head coach. The new staff has yet to offer just yet, however. According to the point guard prospect, he has been out to see the Wake Forest staff. "I went and talked to the new coach about two weeks ago," he said. "[Coach Jeff Bzdelik] said he was going to watch me play this summer and see how things looked. He seems like a nice guy and I like him a lot. He was outgoing and seems to be caring towards his players."

Lewis noted that he will see what offers are earned this summer and wait to make a college decision. According to Lewis, he expects to make his decision around this time next year.


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