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JeQuan Lewis (born September 4, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for PAOK of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for VCU.

JeQuan Lewis
PAOK Thessaloniki
PositionPoint guard
LeagueGreek Basket League
BCL
Personal information
Born (1994-09-04) September 4, 1994 (age 25)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolDickson County
(Dickson, Tennessee)
CollegeVCU (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Wisconsin Herd
2018Goyang Orions
2018–2019Kymis
2019–presentPAOK
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Lewis attended Dickson County High School in Tennessee, where he played both basketball and football. His prowess at quarterback led to a scholarship offer from Marshall. However, Lewis was persuaded to stick to basketball and committed to VCU after then-assistant coach Will Wade recruited him.[1]

College careerEdit

Lewis came off the bench as a freshman at VCU and averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 assists per game. He was a part-time starter as a sophomore and averaged 8.5 points and 2.7 assists per game. As a junior he started all but two games and averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 assists per game.[1] Coming into his senior season, Lewis was named to the preseason Third Team All-Atlantic 10.[2] Lewis averaged 15.2 points and 4.5 assists per game as a senior, shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc.[3] He was named to the First Team All-Atlantic 10.[4] He scored 30 points in his final game, an 85–77 loss to St. Mary's in the NCAA Tournament.[5] He finished his VCU career with 1,444 points and ranks sixth all-time at the school in assists (505), eighth in career made 3-pointers (189) and sixth in made free throws (341).[6]

Professional careerEdit

After graduating from VCU, Lewis signed with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA Summer League.[3] He was not signed by the Bucks to a regular season contract but was instead assigned to their G League affiliate the Wisconsin Herd.[7] Lewis scored 32 points and added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a loss to the Long Island Nets on February 11, 2018.[8] In his rookie year, Lewis started 16 of 49 games, averaging 9.2 points, 4.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.[9]

He began the 2018–19 season with Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League. On December 2, 2018, Lewis joined Kymi of the Greek Basket League.[10]

On August 28, 2019, Lewis signed with PAOK Thessaloniki and remained in Greece.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Driver, David (March 10, 2017). "Series of discoveries leads JeQuan Lewis to VCU". American Sports Net. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Flyers Picked to Win 2016-17; Men's Basketball". Atlantic10.com. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Simmons, Andy (June 23, 2017). "Dickson native, VCU standout JeQuan Lewis signing with Milwaukee Bucks". The Tennesseean. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (March 7, 2017). "Cline Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Miller Voted as Coach of the Year". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Simmons, Andy (April 3, 2017). "What's next for Dickson County native JeQuan Lewis?". The Tennesseean. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Pearrell, Tim (June 23, 2017). "Former VCU guard JeQuan Lewis hopes to make most of opportunity with Milwaukee Bucks". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Wisconsin Herd Finalizes Roster for Inaugural Season". NBA.com. November 2, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "JeQuan Lewis: Explodes for 32". CBS Sports. February 11, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bucks' JeQuan Lewis: Will participate in summer league". CBS Sports. June 26, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "JeQuan Lewis signs with GS Kymis". sportando.basketball.com. December 2, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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