EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso is home to one of the top prep basketball players in the country and he is just a sophomore.
Chapin’s KJ Lewis is well on his way to becoming one of the more highly sought-after high school basketball players the city has ever seen. Perhaps right up there with the likes of the late Cliff Tucker, who also played his high school basketball at Chapin before signing to play collegiately at Maryland.
Lewis is recognized by ESPN as one of the top high school sophomore’s in the country. Coming in at No. 21, he is the third-highest ranked sophomore in the state of Texas.
As a freshman, Lewis averaged 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He also averaged 3.0 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. In four games this season, all Chapin wins, Lewis is averaging 23.5 points per game.
The super sophomore scored 25 points in a win over Parkland on Tuesday night, including two highlight reel dunks. Lewis, 6’4, currently holds Division I offers from Arizona State, DePaul, Houston, TCU, Texas A&M, UTEP, and Western Illinois.