Jerrell Lewis - Mystery recruit...

Out of all the recruits we have signed in the past few years, Lewis is probably the one that got talked about the least. No one here had really ever heard of him before he made his visit, and very few of us had even heard of him even when he committed after his visit last winter. Most of the talk regarding this years recruiting class has been about who will be our pg between Baldwin and Goldwire, how good of a scorer Drayton is, and about how Nance will fit in as backup center. But rarely is a word spoken about the 6’2 sg/pg from New Hampton.

I was just wondering, has ANYONE on here seen him play, or for that matter even know what type of player he is. Hell I dont even know what he looks like, we at least have seen pics of Drayton, Golwire, and Nance. There have been a couple very vague articles written about him on Ninerreport, and there was one on shortly after he signed in April.

I guess in a way its good that we know so little about him. If he ends up being a benchwarmer, no one will be overly dissapointed (like we would be if Drayton or Goldwire ended up being scrubs). And on the flip side, we will all be very pleasantly surprised if he ends up being a scoring machine and capable starter.

Anyways, I guess I was just wondering if anyone on this board had any insight other than something like: he is a solid 6’2 combo guard that will fit in well.

All I know is that the coaching staff must like something at New Hampton Prep, Mitch Mullis will be attending there next year before he signs with the 49ers.

The Enterprise’s summer basketball recruiting stories ran today, large stories on High Point U’s incoming class and of course, the ACC round-up. No mention of any other in-state schools. We did, however, get an honorable mention in the national recruiting classes by school.

Trinity quintet off to college
By Tom Berry, Staff Sports Writer, High Point Enterprise

Trinity made history in March by winning the state 3A basketball championship.
The Bulldogs’ five starters keep enjoying the benefits of such an accomplishment.
Every starter for Trinity, which stormed to a 31-1 record and handled Dudley 73-64 for the state title, will continue playing sports in college.

Guard Josh King (24 ppg) will take his amazing shooting range to East Carolina on scholarship. Point guard Tim Kelly Jr. (9 ppg) will play at UNC Greensboro as a preferred walk-on. Center Dustin Everette (15 ppg) is bound for UNCG after originally signing with Gardner-Webb.

Forward John McEachin (16.4 ppg) has a football scholarship to Western Carolina and forward David Idol will play football at Methodist College.

King, who shot 55 percent on 3-pointers last season, was a late ECU signee. The Pirates clearly wanted the 5-10 King because of his shooting ability, but Trinity coach Tim Kelly believes King can do other things to help.

“Make no mistake about it - Josh can flat-out shoot the ball and he works on it religiously,” Kelly said. “But he’s also a good on-ball defender and good ballhandler. He’s a smart kid, he sees the floor well and I think he’ll get a chance to play at both the 1 and 2 positions.”

Elsewhere, High Point Central’s DeMorris Cobb plans to play basketball at Rockingham Community College. The 5-10 point guard averaged 19.1 ppg, four rebounds, three steals and two assists last season.

At High Point Andrews, Mario Melton will stay off the basketball court in favor of playing football at Grambling State University.

At Westchester Academy, Jacob Briles will play a postgraduate season at Bridgton Academy, a prep school in Maine.

The 6-7 Briles averaged 20 ppg to lead the Wildcats to a state independent schools championship last season. He scored 37 in the championship game. Two former Westchester players - Britt Hutchens and Con Fechner - probably will wind up at Rockingham Community College.

[i]At East Davidson, Mitch Mullis will attend New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire, the same school that produced UNC’s Rashad McCants. Mullis, who has verbally committed to Charlotte, averaged 21.8 points and 10.3 rebounds last season while shooting 65 percent from the floor. He plans to play at Charlotte as a freshman in 2005-06.[/i]

At Southwest Guilford, James Crowder committed to Wingate but may wind up at Livingstone. The 6-5 Crowder averaged 17 points and 6.5 rebounds last season for the Cowboys.

Team rankings: 1) Texas, 2) Indiana, 3) Kansas, 4) Memphis, 5) Connecticut, 6) Arkansas, 70 Georgia Tech, 8) NC State, 9) UCLA, 10) Florida, 11) North Carolina, 12) Missouri, 13) Duke, 14) Louisville, 15) Alabama, 16) Oregon, 17) Mississippi State, 18) Southern California, 19) Brigham Young, 20) Florida State, 21) Xavier, 22) Stanford, 23) Arizona, 24) Clemson, 25) Cincinnati
Honorable mention (listed alphabetically): Charlotte, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Iowa, Louisiana State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Richmond, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin

There have been various articles posted here about him, but nothing really solid as to what type of player he is. On the optimistic side it is said he was overlooked because of playing with Sebastian Telfair and that he really takes pride in defense and running a team, not scoring. On the down side, no one really seems to know anything solid on him. The coaches have to have some kind of optimistic view on him to recruit him when we are stacked at both guard spots for the next 2 seasons(assuming Bennett ever plays and we sign that 3 point shooting guard). If he doesn’t redshirt he will be lucky to be 2nd string PG in his Junior year…I don’t really know where the room for him to shine is. After Mitch the PG spot will be handed to Goldwire and the SG spot will be set with Alexander and that CC 3 point shooter. I just don’t know, I originally though he would be moved over to SG, but with Alexander signing and the apparent locking up of that CC guy, there isn’t room for him there.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he is gone after one year, I don’t think these recent signings were part of our recruiting pitch for him…

Lewis said in one of his past interviews that he would be on campus for second session summer school. I was wondering when thats starts, or has it already started?

started a couple weeks ago…

[i]Originally posted by moss2k[/i]@Jul 19 2004, 09:36 PM [b] started a couple weeks ago.... [/b]
then i guess either no one has seen him, or he isnt comming til school starts back up in august
[i]Originally posted by Chisox17+Jul 19 2004, 09:40 PM-->
[b]QUOTE[/b] (Chisox17 @ Jul 19 2004, 09:40 PM)

Couldn’t find a good picture of him, but I heard his game will remind you of this other famous playa…