Coach Pitino spoke about the need for the Cards to add a couple of more recruits – most notably graduate transfers to help bolster the roster with immediate help. Today, he got news that highly coveted guard Trey Lewis will play his final collegiate season at Louisville. The 6’2 guard picked UofL over Ohio State among others and torched the Cards back in November when he scored 24 of Cleveland State’s 33 total points in a 12-point loss. Lewis averaged 16.3 points per game, while shooting 46% from the field, 42% from 3, and 76% from the foul line.
Monday evening, reports surfaced from Ohio that the 6-2 guard will transfer to Louisville for his final season, including from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. A source told InsideTheVille Monday night prior to Goodman’s report that Lewis was headed to play for Pitino’s program.
Ohio State, Xavier, Purdue, Georgetown, Texas, UConn and others were interested in Lewis, who averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals as a junior, but Doug Lesmerises, the Buckeyes beat reporter for Cleveland.com (Plain-Dealer), reported Monday evening that Lewis is ‘headed to Louisville,’ according to sources.
Lewis made 96 three-point field goals this season, and Rick Pitino has made clear he’s looking to improve Louisville’s three-point shooting next season. Pitino told reporters Sunday that Mangok Mathiang, and a graduate transfer, would serve as team captains in 2015-16.
You can find his complete stats HERE.
Need visual proof of his abilities? Check out his highlights of this past season below.