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Scottie Lewis sets official visit with Kentucky Wildcats

Plus an update on Lewis’ decision timeline.

USA Today High School Sports

We already knew Scottie Lewis was going to visit Kentucky at some point in September.

Now, we have a confirmed date, as Lewis will be in Lexington the weekend of Sept. 14, Team Rio director Brian Klatsky told He originally planned to visit on the weekend of Sept. 28.

Elsewhere, Lewis told the Herald-Leader that he currently plans to wait until the spring to decide. That’s great news for Kentucky, as they’re very crowded on the perimeter right now with Quade Green, Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro.

I would venture to say 3-4 of them need to leave for the NBA for Lewis to feel comfortable coming to Kentucky, who already has commitments from small forwards Dontaie Allen and Kahlil Whitney. Lewis could be an ideal shooting guard, so Calipari could easily make it work with these three, but it’s hard to see him picking Kentucky until he has a good feel for who’s leaving for the pros.

The fact that Lewis is taking an official visit to Kentucky suggests he’s still very interested in Kentucky, who has been picking up steam in this recruitment recently.

Lewis was first offered a scholarship by Kentucky head coach John Calipari in September of 2017. He averaged 16.4 points, five rebounds and 4.1 assists per game as a junior at Ranney high School in New Jersey. He also had a good showing on the Under Armour Circuit this summer, keeping Kentucky firmly interested in him.

The 6-5, 185-pound Lewis is ranked No. 13 overall by Rivals and the third-best shooting guard. He’s No. 13 overall at ESPN in addition to being the No. 2 small forward. 247 has him at No. 11 overall and the No. 3 small forward.

Check out some recent highlights of Lewis in action on the AAU circuit:

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