Greg Lewis, the 6’8′, 220 pound power forward from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, is one of the top targets for the Terps in the 2011 basketball recruiting class. I spoke with Lewis on Saturday, and he said he’s hoping to visit Maryland this upcoming weekend. “I wasn’t able to make it [to Maryland Madness],” he said. “But I want to visit next week. It’s not official yet, but we’ve started talking about it.” He said the visit would be an official (school-paid) one.
Lewis also said he has a top five, which he listed as Maryland, South Florida, Indiana, Rutgers, and UNC Wilmington. While he said he wasn’t comfortable saying Maryland was his favorite yet, he added the Terps are “definitely in the top three”. He took a visit to Rutgers last weekend, and said he enjoyed it a lot. “It was cool, everything went well,” he said. “I like Mike Rice. I think he’s a good coach.”
The school that obviously stands out on that list is UNC Wilmington, the only program not in a major conference. Lewis said he likes the Seahawks because of “the relationships with the coaches. I have a pretty good relationship with assistant coach [Kevin] Norris.”
About Maryland, he said “It’s close to home, so basically it’s a win-win situation.”
Lewis is listed as a three-star power forward/center on Scout.com, and is ranked as the 15th best center in the class. However, he said he’s more comfortable at power forward, and he also said that’s where the Maryland coaches want him to play. “The coaches said I’m a versatile big man and I create a lot of mismatches,” he said.
Last season he averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds per game.