Point guard will be eligible to compete in 2013-14
PHILADELPHIA – Khalid Lewis (Trenton, N.J. / Trenton Catholic Academy), who started all 32 games at point guard for Delaware as a freshman, has enrolled in class at La Salle University and will be a member of the men’s basketball program, head coach Dr. John Giannini announced. Lewis will be eligible to compete in 2013-14 after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Lewis will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Explorers.
“Khalid gives us a proven player who played a lot of minutes as a freshman for a winning team,” Giannini said. “He is a very good defender and has the potential to be an outstanding player.”
“I expect him to improve with a year of hard work and competing against the outstanding guards in our program,” he continued. “He will also challenge our players and make them better this season. Khalid will help off-set the loss of Ramon Galloway in 2013-14 and keep our backcourt deep and talented.”
Lewis (6-3, 185) led the team with 83 assists and was second in steals (34) for the Blue Hens, which won 18 games and advanced to the postseason (CBI). He averaged 5.2 ppg.
An All-State selection as a senior, Lewis was a four-year starter at Trenton Catholic Academy, leading the team to three South Jersey Championships. He was also an all-Burlington County selection and helped his team to a 28-3 record and the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title as a junior.
He was a teammate of Drexel’s Frantz Massanet at Trenton Catholic Academy. His uncle-in-law is Ken Griffey, Jr. and grandfather-in-law is Ken Griffey, Sr.
La Salle returns four of five starters from last year's 21-13 NIT team, including Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection Ramon Galloway, NABC All-District pick Tyreek Duren, Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection Jerrell Wright and double-figure scorer Sam Mills.
The Explorers will add Virginia Tech transfer Tyrone Garland, redshirt freshman Rohan Brown and fall signee Jermaine Davis.