PHENOMenology: Eighth grader Scottie Lewis is the next great hoops prospect to hit the radar

PHENOMenology: Eighth grader Scottie Lewis is the next great hoops prospect to hit the radar

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PHENOMenology: Eighth grader Scottie Lewis is the next great hoops prospect to hit the radar

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Don’t look now, but there’s a new eighth grade uber-recruit on the scene, and he might just be even more talented than the other middle school hoops stars who have drawn whispers and attention so far.

Meet Scottie Lewis. The talented 6-foot-4, 14-year-old has taken the 2014-15 “hoops discovery” tour by storm, rolling through the likes of the John Lucas Camp, Buckeye Prep, BBall Spotlight and NYBL, tearing apart defenses with an almost unstoppable interior spin move and the work ethic to rule the paint on defense with a broad array of chase down blocks.

Add to that the vertical leap to throw down windmill jams and acrobatic up-and-unders when needed, and Lewis looks like the real deal. Yes, it’s early, but the New Jersey native’s current performance against top flight opposition bodes very well for his future in the game. Seriously, just check out Lewis’ dunk below; his head is almost at the rim!

And then there’s this dunk, completed when Lewis was still a seventh grader:

The lithe eighth grader still has a ways to go in building out his physical frame, but for now, he’s doing the whole Kevin Durant imitation pretty well. He sounds set for a budding hoops program at the Ranney School in 2015-16, where he would meet up with a pair of other top prospects in the Class of 2019. See, they’re even forming Big 3’s in high school these days.

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