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Tuesday / May 28.
  • Class of 2025 four-star Acaden Lewis breaks down recruitment

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    NEW YORK Acaden Lewis, a four-star recruit in the class of 2025, has continued to impress for Sidwell Friends (DC.), posting a game-high 20 points and adding 5 assists last Saturday in a 65-54 win over College Achieve (NJ.) at the Jordan Brand Holiday Classic.

    The 6-foot-2 point guard came to Sidwell as a combo guard but has emerged into a playmaking point guard who is a three-level and is exceptional off the dribble.

    “What you’re seeing is a guy who’s a playmaker, but he’s starting to mature into a game manager as well,” Sidwell Friends head coach Eric Singletary said postgame. “He’s somebody you can really trust to run your team. He has a lot of stuff you can’t teach, but his progress over one year with the stuff we are working with him on has been incredible.”

    Lewis currently has 14 offers, and broke down some of his recent recruitment to ZAGSBLOG:

    Virginia Tech (December visit): “It was good. I have a close relationship with coach [Christian] Webster, so it’s just a good relationship, and he reaches out a lot. Mike Young also calls me a good amount and I always appreciate when the head coach reaches out.”

    Virginia (October visit): “I like UVA. Tony Bennett and Jason Williford have been talking to me since I got to Sidwell last year. They’ve just been on my line, and you always appreciate an offer from UVA because they don’t offer everybody.”

    Florida State (October official visit): “It was good, I liked it a lot. Coach [Leonard] Hamilton has a flair to him that I like. They have great recruiters and the players talk really highly of the whole coaching staff. Coach [Kevin] Nickelberry is the one who recruits me a lot and he has heavy pull in the DMV area.”

    Georgetown: “That’s probably where I’ve been the most. I’ve been up there a couple of times to see practice and some games. Coach [Ed] Cooley has done a helluva job recruiting and then Caleb Williams (four-star commit, Lewis’ teammate) is recruiting and in my ear all the time.

    Lewis will not take any visits during his high school season, but set a timeline for when he might get on some campuses.

    “I’m not going to take any visits during the season because I want to stay focused,” he said. “When I do start doing visits, which will probably be around Peach Jam or after Peach Jam, I’m going to make sure I get out to Oregon and any of the schools interested in me.”

    Lewis also commented on his continuous transition into a primary ball-handler and what he will bring to the next level.

    “Since I’ve gotten to Sidwell, I think that I’ve been a really good point guard this year just trying to get my guys involved,” he said. “Leadership has been my main thing. If I can talk a guy into making a shot or making a big play, that’s big. Coach Singletary and Mike Powell have been working on me, and I’m just seeing reads I didn’t see last year. I’m in the gym all day, and I just want to be as good as I can to make my team as good.”

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