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Friday / August 17.
  • Kira Lewis commits to Alabama for Class of 2018

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kira Lewis, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Hazel Green (AL) High School, committed to Alabama on Friday for the Class of 2018.

    According to 247Sports, Lewis was ranked as the No. 119 overall player in the Class of 2019 and the No. 3 player from the state of Alabama.

    “Kira has John Wall-like speed,” said Hoop City Basketball Club’s Ernie Kuyper. “He impacts the game with his speed and athleticism on both ends. He gets out and pushes in transition at an elite level and gets downhill fast in pick-and-roll. He is constantly putting pressure on opposing defenses but most importantly he is a very coachable player.”

    On July 31, Lewis issued a top 12 that included Auburn, Ole Miss, Kansas, Providence and LSU, among others.

    Lewis took an unofficial visit to Alabama in January.

    “I feel I would fit in with playing fast, coming off ball screens, and making plays for teammates and making plays for myself,” he said then.

    Of his decision, he told 247Sports.com: “They always are real with me and give me good advice and things I need to work on. [Coach Avery Johnson] tells me that he can show me different reads, terminology and a better understanding of the game lots of ways cause he played at the highest level.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.