Kentucky Basketball Recruiting 2013: Isaiah Lewis


Today in the recruiting world Calipari pretty much gets who he wants, and it is becoming apparent that players have become more interested in UK than UK is interested in them. That’s the way it should be for UK, and with Cal that is what has happened. This is particularly true with Isaiah Lewis, a 2012 guard from Middle Village, NY.

Lewis has stated repeatedly that UK is his favorite school and although he does not have an offer from UK, he has put UK at the top of his list. It appears to most following his recruitment that he would commit to UK if he was offered, what is not clear is if Cal will actually offer Lewis.

Lewis is a scoring wing who has good size but needs to add considerable strength to be able to more effectively compete in college. Will he get an offer? Only time will tell, but it is clear that he is not at the top of Cal’s wish list as of right now.

Isaiah Lewis

6’3 170 pounds SG

Christ the King HS, Middle Village, NY

ESPN Ranking: **** (92), #16 SG, #71 Overall

Rivals Ranking: ****, #43 Overall

Scout Ranking: **** #15 SG, #58 Overall

Lets take a closer look at Lewis using ESPN’s analysis and an interview with Lewis after:

Brings a scorer’s approach to the wing position. Has the kind of build that reminds us of Nick Faust. He’s far from strong but finds a way to sneak into the lane. Hunts his buckets and likes to get his pulls up. His game could develop in a few directions. Advanced scoring weapons include a floater.

Wired to score and hasn’t gotten comfortable playing without the ball in his hands. He’s a good enough athlete that he should be able to transition from scorer to passer because he’s capable. Needs a mid-range game. Needs to become more economical with his shots and become a more consistent 3-point threat.

Bottom Line:
Good scorer with attributes to play at a high level. How his body and game develop are the question marks.

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