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Former BI standout headed to Clayton State
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With four backcourt players graduating, Clayton State coach Gordon Gibbons needed to do some “reloading” in that area.
Mission accomplished.
Gibbons has filled the Lakers’ backcourt needs for the 2007-08 season and beyond with the signing of three junior college standouts, including former Bradwell standout Will Lewis on Monday.
Lewis, a wing/small forward will transfer from Truett McConnell Junior College in Cleveland.
Lewis (6-foot, 6-inches, 195 lbs) can play either on the perimeter or in the paint with his size. At Truett, he was the Region 17 Freshman of the Year and named to the All-Region team. He will have three years eligibility at Clayton State
Lewis was ranked fourth in the region in scoring, averaging 16 points a game, and sixth in the region in rebounding, averaging seven rebounds a game. In addition, he also shot 43 percent from 3-point range to rank third in the region and was ranked second in the region in free throw shooting percentage at 82 percent.
“Will is a skilled guard who will fit in well with his new teammates,” Gibbons said. “He is a true guard and an outstanding rebounder and defender with his size.”
Joining Lewis are Tracy Williams and Bernard Fields.
“We are very excited with the decisions of these outstanding players,” said Gibbons, who led Clayton State to a 24-8 mark in the 2006-07 season, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. “They are also fine young men who will represent our program and university well.”
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