Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Florida sophomore guard Scottie Lewis declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday.
The 6-foot-5 Hazlet, N.J. native averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Gators.
“From the moment my father placed a ball in my hands I knew I wanted to strive for nothing but greatness,” Lewis wrote in his post. “Playing in the NBA has always been my main priority in life. And with that being said I am happy to announce that I have made the decision to take the next step in my career by signing with agent and declaring for the NBA draft!”
He is one of six Gators to leave Mike White’s program. Tre Mann declared for the draft with the intention of remaining.
Guards Noah Locke and Ques Glover and forwards Omar Payne and Osayi Osifo are also in the transfer portal, while Colin Castleton will teest the NBA Draft waters.
Locke has done Zooms with Louisville, Providence, Oregon, UConn and N.C. State.
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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.