Lewis makes his pitch
N.C. State-commit Tyler Lewis aims at Purvis, Warren & others
If it was up to Five-star blogger and N.C. State commit Tyler Lewis, there would be some other top recruits in the 2012 class on their way to play for the Wolfpack.
"Rodney Purvis, T.J. Warren, D'Vauntes-Smith Rivera and Brice Johnson would be the people I would want at N.C. State," Lewis told Fivestarbasketball.com.
Smith-Rivera is also getting attention from Georgetown, Florida, Kansas State and Xavier. Lewis does have an in with Smith-Rivera as both will suit up for Oak Hill Academy this high school season.
"We have great chemistry together since we are playing together at Oak Hill," Lewis said. "He plays both sides of the ball really well and is a really good scorer."
Competition will be tough as Omar Calhoun and UConn are also working for Purvis. Missouri, Memphis, Ohio State, Virginia, VCU and N.C. Central are all in for the Five-Star rated guard.
"Rodney would add a lot to our class by adding a lot of athleticism," Lewis said. "He is the best driver in our class and a great leader who hates to lose."
Florida and UNC are also in on Johnson. Kentucky, Georgetown and UNC are also working for Warren.
Lewis is a pure-point guard, exemplified in this Play of the Day and with that, does make the Wolfpack more enticing for any player considering the school.
"I tell them that if they came, how I can make them better and how it would make me look better," Lewis said.
N.C. State hired Mark Gottfried this April after firing Sidney Lowe after five disappointing seasons. This, Lewis feels, is anoter recruiting advantage.
"The coaches are all new," Lewis said. "They are not going anywhere anytime soon."
With Syracuse and Pittsburgh due to enter the ACC as well, the competition just got tougher which Lewis thinks can help the team's chances of bringing in other big-time recruits.
"Syracuse and Pittsburgh just makes the ACC stronger. Now it is definitely the best basketball conference." Lewis said. "This helps every team out because players want to play the best every night."
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