First LeBron, now Trey Lewis? When is Cleveland going to catch a break?
Penn State basketball welcomed another recruit on Friday when Ed DeChellis received a commitment from Cleveland area point guard Trey Lewis as part of the class of 2011.
According to Kristen Davis (no...not that one) of the Plain Dealer, Lewis picked the Nittany Lions over St. Bonaventure, Dayton, Akron, Bucknell, Cleveland State and Duquesne.
Davis says Lewis average 21 points and seven dishes this past season at Garfield Heights, which reinforces his identity as a scorer, something Rivals identified at Flyin' to the Hoop.
There is absolutely no doubt that Lewis is a dynamic scorer. At 5-foot-11 he has the ability to score off the dribble going to the rim, and he has range that extends well beyond the three point line. However he didn't show much of a feel for shot selection, and also was way too loose with the ball as evidenced by his seven turnovers. With that said Lewis still finished with 25 points, and was 4-10 from three and 9-14 from the foul line.
He also looked good at the Cleveland Play By Play Classic.
The scoring combo guard started off slow, but when the game got down to crunch time, he really stepped things up. He led his team with 25 points, 21 of them coming in the second half. Despite being shy of 6-feet, Lewis is very quick with the ball and can get his shot off from all angles. He proved to be a big time shot maker with the game on the line, and rallied his team at the end to make it close. While his Garfield Heights squad came up just short, Lewis was excellent and proved he is capable of being a point guard or a scoring guard.
Lewis will join a group of guards heading into 2011-2012 that includes Tim Frazier, Taran Buie, Cammeron Woodyard, Tre Bowman and Jermaine Marshall. There certainly will be no lack of competition for spots on the team. The question is, upon Talor Battle's departure from the program after this season, whether any of these guys are capable of picking up the scoring load.
Lewis looks like a nice add for DeChellis at the moment. He'll look a lot better if ED can find some big men to fill out what is going to be a big class.
MMMBOP at will.