Area Backcourt Prospect Hoping For Big Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of a senior shooting guard who is preparing himself to play division one college basketball next season ...

Khalid Lewis-El, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard from Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton, New Jersey (previously McCorristin Catholic H.S.), is a player to watch this season.

A very productive backcourt player, Khalid is looking to sharp his dribbling and defense. "He's always worked hard on his game," said one of his AAU coaches, Matt Pauls.

Khalid has given a verbal commitment to the Delaware basketball staff and expects to sign his letter of intent next month. He's hoping to be a four-year impact player as he has already demonstrated the ability to score points in bunches.


Lewis had a scholarship offer from Drexel.

Khalid has the ability to produce points from many points on the floor. He has the ability to take the ball to the rim and score consistently as well as drop down jumpers.

He also had some interest from Richmond, Virginia Tech, St. Joe's, Temple, Fairfield, Rider, Siena, and Marist.

TEAM NJABC HEAD COACH MATT PAULS' THOUGHTS ON KHALID'S INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL GAME: His perimeter game continues to improve. He has a great first step and can destroy the interior of a defense with his drives to the rim.

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