Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG who wants to visit an explosive AAU scorer
Syracuse basketball recruiting target Mikey Lewis has picked up right where he left off last month on the AAU circuit.
The 6-foot-3 Lewis, a 2024 four-star point guard who received an Orange scholarship offer in late April, has put up several massive performances this weekend in grassroots basketball. That’s after he displayed his elite scoring prowess last month amid two NCAA live periods on the AAU circuit.
In his first two games this weekend, Lewis combined for 55 points in just 48 minutes of total action. He led his squad, the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers in Nike’s EYBL league, to a pair of blowout wins.
So far this spring in grassroots basketball, Lewis has proven one of the top all-around performers across all of the shoe-sponsored AAU leagues.
Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star target Mikey Lewis is a scoring machine.
This past Friday through Sunday, the EYBL is holding its third spring session at the Southwest Athletic Center in Carrollton, Texas.
According to the EYBL Web site, on Friday evening, the Oakland Soldiers defeated the Detroit-based The Family, 79-67.
In 28 minutes, Lewis tallied 29 points, five rebounds and two assists. He connected on 9-of-16 from the field, 5-of-10 from beyond the arc and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
On Saturday morning, the Oakland Soldiers crushed the Miami-based Nightrydas Elite by a final count of 91-70. In this victory, Lewis recorded 26 points, three boards, one assist and three steals in only 20 minutes.
He hit on 8-of-14 from the field, 5-of-8 from downtown and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
In late April, when the EYBL held two sessions during live periods, Lewis produced scoring outbursts of 34 points, 22 points, 22 points, 23 points and 28 points, among others.
During the first live-period session last month, at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga., he led the EYBL in scoring at 25.3 points per contest.
This spring, through his first 10 games on the AAU circuit, Lewis is averaging 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 28.1 minutes per game, while connecting on 46.1 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from 3-point land and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line. That’s impressive.
In his games on Saturday night and Sunday morning, Lewis scored 11 points and 6 points, respectively, over a combined 47 minutes. The Oakland Soldiers went 1-1 in these contests.
Lewis is a junior at Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo. Last month, he was offered an Orange scholarship by Syracuse basketball assistant coach Brenden Straughn. According to media reports, the ‘Cuse coaching staff was in attendance for Lewis during the live periods in late April.
Since getting an Orange offer, Lewis has said in at least two interviews that he wants to visit the Hill at some point in the future.
Besides Syracuse basketball, his growing offer sheet includes LSU, California, TCU, Providence, Arizona State, Colorado State, Illinois, Washington State, 2023 NCAA Tournament runner-up San Diego State and Wyoming, among others.
At this juncture, Rivals.com has Lewis at No. 69 overall in the 2024 class. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite places him at No. 124 nationally, No. 16 at point guard and No. 1 in Colorado.
The industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking puts Lewis at No. 138 nationwide, No. 14 at combo guard and No. 1 in Colorado.
I’m highly confident that, in the near future, Lewis will see his national rankings in the junior cycle soar.