What the addition of Trey Lewis will mean to the Cards

04/07/2015 05:14 PM

Trey Lewis made official today, what people had been speculating about for a few days. Today the 6-2, 190 pound senior from Garfield Heights, Ohio officially transferred from Cleveland State, to Louisville. The two squads met back in November, with Rick Pitino, at that point, calling Lewis one of the best guards they’ll play against all season. He scored 24 points in that loss to the Cards, but Lewis also led the Vikings in scoring, averaging 16.3 points a game, along with 2.9 assists, and 1.2 steals. He also hit 96 three pointers, a single season Cleveland State record.

Lewis has 1 year of eligibility left, and because he is enrolling in graduate school at UofL, he will be eligible to play immediately. His addition could not come at a better time for a Cards team a little thin at shooting guard. Terry Rozier has decided to move onto the NBA, while Anton Gill is transferring out. Donovan Mitchell is a highly touted incoming freshman, but there is usually a transition period when players adjust going from high school to college. Trey Lewis will not have to deal with that potential pitfall.

Look for Lewis to also play some point guard, giving a break to rising sophomore Quentin Snider. Even when the two are on the floor at the same time, look for Rick Pitino to employ a dual point guard approach he has used so often the past few years.

Lewis is the 4th new addition to the Louisville roster, joining freshman forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, and freshman guard Donovan Mitchell.


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