Florida guard Scottie Lewis announced Monday that he will return for his sophomore season.
Lewis averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 30 games (22 starts) as a freshman. He excelled on the defensive end with 36 blocked shots and 36 steals.
“My dream of playing in the NBA is still a top priority, but my heart is in Gainesville!” Lewis said in his announcement posted on Twitter. “… I am excited for the journey that lies ahead. My story hasn’t even started, and trust me THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”
Lewis was a McDonald’s All-American in high school and considered a one-and-done college player. But he recorded just 10 double-digit scoring efforts — including three of the last four games — without once reaching 20 points.
The 6-foot-5 Lewis shot 44.1 percent from the field, including 36.1 percent from 3-point range.
–Field Level Media