View Full Version : Dwight Lewis disses Jayhawks twice

Jason Scheer
08-12-2005, 05:31 PM
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In the latest round of Kansas' dance with Louisiana high schooler Dwight Lewis, the basketball player said he doesn't want to be a Jayhawk after all.

Lewis, soon to be a senior at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metarie, has told coaches he is withdrawing his oral commitment to Kansas for the second time. Kansas officials will likely make it final, dropping him from consideration for one of four scholarships for the 2006 season.

During a campus visit April 19, Lewis said he would play for the Jayhawks. He changed his mind the following day, then changed it back May 4.

"The main thing is Dwight wants to enjoy the recruiting process a little bit more," said Lewis' father, Dwight Sr. "Before he took the approach just to get it over with. Now, he wants to take time to make a more informed decision."

Lewis also is considering LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, USC and Tennessee.

Kansas' next recruiting target is Brandon Rush, a Kansas City, Mo., native who has played the last two years at Mount Zion Academy in Durham, N.C., and flirted earlier this summer with entering the NBA draft. Rush is expected to visit campus this week.

08-12-2005, 05:43 PM
I guess the more people learn about Self, the less they like him.

At least Lewis saved himself a year by dropping his name now rather than just transfering after his freshman year like everyone else seems to do these days.

I won't be shocked if Julian Wright is the 1st to transfer out next year. Its becoming the new Kansas tradition.

08-14-2005, 01:47 PM
It doesn't seem that Lewis "dropped" KU, it seems more that KU "dropped" Lewis. The coaching staff took a chance with the kid in hopes that he would blow up over the summer and make them look great. Instead, he played terribly over the summer and dropped under the 130 mark in most rankings. It just so happens that at the same time Lewis "has lost interest" in KU, KU is now a favorite for 2 better players at the same position. (Munuelo and Rush). This one seems like Self told Lewis he wasn't gonna get the playing time he might expect, and Lewis saw the writing on the wall.