Four-star guard Paul Lewis has committed to Maryland men’s basketball, he announced via Twitter Sunday night.
— Paul🦎 (@iampaullewis_) September 27, 2020
The Arlington, Va. native is head coach Mark Turgeon’s first recruit of 2022, building on an impressive class of 2021 that ranks No. 11 in the nation, by 247Sports.
The No. 19 playmaker in the countryLewis received offers from Louisville, Georgetown and Old Dominion, among others, before declaring his intention to move to College Park.
Lewis’ decision is significant for the Terps, especially as they will be looking to replace production guards Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins, who are both expected to leave after the 2021-22 season. While the Terps’ 2021 class is brimming with talent, none of their three signings – Ike Cornish, James Graham and Julian Reese – are frontrunners.
Lewis’s journey mirrors that of another Bishop O’Connell alumnus who brought his talents to College Park: two-time All-Big Ten winner Melo Trimble.
And while it remains to be seen if Lewis can maintain the Trimble legacy, Turgeon’s latest signing adds to the optimism surrounding the Terps’ future, although there is uncertainty as to what that will look like. when they return to the field.