Mikey Lewis, a four-star point guard in the 2024 class, absolutely crushed things on the AAU circuit during a live period this past weekend, leading to numerous new scholarship offers, including one from Syracuse basketball.
The 6-foot-3 Lewis said on his Twitter page that he received a scholarship offer from Orange assistant coach Brenden Straughn. At this juncture in his recruiting process, Lewis holds around 15 offers from a range of high-major programs.
I would expect that offer list to expand in the near future, assuming that Lewis continues to shine in grassroots basketball.
On the AAU circuit, he is a standout for the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers in Nike’s EYBL league. In the 2022-23 season, Lewis suited up as a junior for Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo.
Syracuse basketball has gotten into the mix for 2024 four-star point guard Mikey Lewis.
According to recruiting services, Lewis’ Twitter page and media reports, some of his more recent scholarship offers have arrived from the ‘Cuse, Providence, Arizona State, Colorado State, Illinois and Washington State.
His offer sheet also includes teams such as San Diego State, which went to the 2023 NCAA Tournament championship game, California and Wyoming, among others. Per his bio on the Rivals.com Web site, Lewis is garnering interest from squads like Arkansas, Auburn, Oregon State, Seton Hall and Xavier.
Last weekend, college coaches could watch recruits in person amid an NCAA live period on the AAU circuit. The EYBL held its session at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga.
According to the EYBL Web site, Lewis averaged 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 30.5 minutes per game, as the Oakland Soldiers went 1-3 overall. He led the EYBL in scoring during this session.
Over these four contests, Lewis connected on 49.2 percent from the field, an impressive 53.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.4 percent from the charity stripe. The recruiting experts and scouts on theseasonticket.com named Lewis their offensive MVP for his performance.
When I penned this column, Lewis checked in as four stars and No. 69 nationally within the 2024 cycle, per Rivals.com. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite had him as four stars, No. 112 overall, No. 15 at point guard and No. 2 in Colorado.
ESPN also has Lewis as a four-star prospect as well as a top-25 point guard in the junior class. On3, by the way, lists him as a combo guard rather than a point guard.
In the 2024 cycle, Syracuse basketball coaches have scholarship offers out to several other point guards and combo guards, including five-star point guard Boogie Fland, four-star point guard Jalik Dunkley-Distant, four-star point guard Curtis Givens III and four-star combo guard Jalil Bethea.