Lewis Having A Big Senior Year
Published by Ali Ahmed on January 23, 2012
The Canadian Class of 2012 is currently loaded with star players such as Anthony Bennett (Findlay Prep), Nik Stauskas (St.Mark’s), Dyshawn Pierre (Anderson), and much more. However, for one player, he has not been phased by his ranking amongst the talent in his class and is using his senior campaign to prove his worth. His name is Nicholas Lewis.
The 2012 star combo guard is a true example of hard work and determination paying off. Entering his current season with Our Savior New American located at Centereach, NY, Lewis looked forward to putting his newly developed skills to use. That’s exactly what he did as he’s had a tremendous showing in the season thus far scoring 30 points in a big win against National Christian in a non-conference game. Lewis’s best game of the season took place on the biggest stage of all, the Hoop Hall Classic. Lewis played at an extremely high level at the largest high school event in the US, scoring 21 points and grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds. This was by far a great achievement for the 6’1 PG and a clear example of his dedication to developing as an athlete.
“I think the success I’ve been having lately has been a confidence booster for me as a person and a player. The 30 points I scored against National Christian at home was good for me too, been showing that I’ve been working on my jumpshot a lot,” explained Lewis about his recent success.
Lewis had much to say about his experience at the HoopHall Classic and the challenge of going up against the tougher teams in the US.
“The HoopHall Classic was a good experience for us as a team to play on the National stage. Even though we had an early morning game against Mt. St. Joes from Baltimore, we still went out there and showed out proving to everyone else that we were no team to mess with.”
Players nowadays tend to cool down after a grueling AAU summer but for the 2012 PG it meant hitting the gym once again to fine tune his skills.
“This summer after the AAU season, I just stayed in the gym and worked on my game to get better. Focused on my jump shot mostly,” said Lewis about his work ethic after a tough AAU season with his CIA Bounce club.
Lewis is a quick guard who can create his own shot off the dribble and use his pull up jumpshot efficiently in transition. He has great jumping ability and is improving day by day as well as his speed in the open court.
With the successful senior year he’s having, Lewis has seen D1 college interest coming in from the Atlantic 10, CAA, and MAAC conferences. He currently lists Florida Atlantic, UNC Charlotte, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Charleston, and many more as showing heavy interest.
He is looking to continue having a strong year and raise many more eyebrows. Lewis is definitely a senior to watch out for, being one of the top Canadians in the 2012 class still in market.