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Four-star guard high on Kansas

Four-star point guard Jamie Lewis has a scholarship offer from Kansas
Four-star point guard Jamie Lewis has a scholarship offer from Kansas (Christopher Williams)

A member of the 2018 class, Jamie Lewis, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga., has received scholarship offers from the likes of California, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Missouri and Xavier.

Throughout his recruitment, Kansas is one of the schools that, not surprisingly, has caught the attention of Lewis, the No. 71 ranked player in the 2018 class.

“My recruitment with Kansas is going good,” Jamie Lewis recently told JayhawkSlant.com. “They’ve been down to my school to check on me and stuff like that. So, it’s going good. It’s a good feeling, because I’ve put a lot of hard work in and its like all of that work is starting to payoff.

“You’ve just got to stay humble and all of that,” he added.

With his junior year at Westlake well underway, Lewis, a four-star prospect, hasn’t had as much time as he’d like to keep tabs on Kansas and the other schools involved in his recruitment.

Still, that doesn’t mean he isn’t aware of the history and tradition of the men’s basketball program at the University of Kansas.

“I haven’t been watching many games this year, but I know the tradition at Kansas, how they play and their status as a basketball program,” said Lewis. “The coaching staff keeps me updated on how the season is going and all that stuff.

“I love the school, I love the talent at Kansas and I love the players they produce that get to the league,” he added. “I just love everything about the school. I’m pretty sure that Kansas will be one of the schools I officially visit when the time comes for that process to begin.”

According to Lewis, one thing that stands out about Kansas, especially the season, is the role currently being played by junior guard Devonte’ Graham.

I kind of stay at the point guard spot and I play a lot of the point guard spot, but I really like what the coaching staff at Kansas has done with Devonte’ Graham,” said Lewis. “They’ve been able to utilize him at the point guard and shooting guard, and the coaching staff has told me that I remind them a little bit of Devonte’.

“If I come in and that’s a role that I need to play, it’s not a big deal to me,” he added.

On the court, Lewis may be listed as a point guard, he’s much more than just a facilitator on the hardwood. He’s the type of player that has the ability to score at all three levels, as well as getting his teammates involved on the offensive end of the court.

When asked what his biggest strength is on the court, it didn’t take long for Lewis to reply.

“Everybody knows that I can get to the rim,” he said. “I can get to the rim at will and make plays and whatnot. I can get assists or I can just take over a game. I just really try to make plays."