For Khalid Lewis, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard from Trenton Catholic High School in Trenton, New Jersey, his AAU coach Matt Paul is excited about his physical skills at such a young age.
Lewis, a 2011 prospect, is a rising sophomore. "He's had a great summer," said Paul, who led a group of 16 and under NJABC team to the semifinals of the Super Showcase in Disney World last month.
Lewis attained a couple of eye-opening honors over the summer. "He made the all-star teams at Adidas Phenom 150 Class of 2011 and the Eastern Invitational," said a proud Paul.
As a freshman, Khalid was an important member of the Trenton Catholic basketball program. He averaged eight points. "He was a lock down defender," said Paul. "He is also one of the best rebounding guards for his size."
Obviously, it's very early in his recruiting process. He has a couple of seasons to first improve areas of his game before schools will get serious about offering scholarships.
But it's important to note that a smattering of colleges/universities from the Big East, Atlantic Ten (Fordham, ex), MAAC and NEC schools are expressing early interest.