Jamie Lewis, NC State part ways
Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep senior combo guard Jamie Lewis verbally committed June 8, but decided to open up his recruitment Thursday. Lewis picked NC State following an unofficial visit to Raleigh over finalists Georgia Tech, Baylor and Wake Forest.
New NC State head coach Kevin Keatts offered Lewis in late April, joining Baylor as his new offers following his junior season. He subsequently missed the majority of the spring and summer with a groin injury, only playing in four games with the Georgia Stars in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. He went 5 of 21 from the field and averaged four points per game April 21-23 in Hampton, Va., while trying to shake off the rust from missing time
Rivals.com had ranked the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder No. 68 overall in the country prior to his injury issues, and he’s currently at No. 98 nationally in the class of 2018. Lewis also transferred from Atlanta Westlake High to Findlay Prep during the offseason.
Lewis was a hot name in recruiting circles when he was younger and completely healthy. He helped the Georgia Stars win the prestigious Nike Peach Jam 16s title his freshman year, when he played with older brother Danny Lewis, who is a freshman shooting guard for Central Florida. Jamie Lewis picked up early offers from California, Missouri, Florida, Kansas, Iowa State and Georgia Tech among others by the end of his sophomore season at Westlake.
The Lewis decommitment leaves NC State with at least four scholarships available for the class of 2018.