KJ Lewis Signs National Letter of Intent With Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona men's basketball head coach Tommy Lloyd announced the signing of KJ Lewis to a national letter of intent on Wednesday. Lewis is a 6-4, 200 pound wing that plays for Duncanville High School near Dallas, but has ties to Tucson from his youth.
He is ranked No. 43 overall in the 2023 class and a top 10 national recruit at his position.
""I'm not big on comparisons, but I think the comparison is Marcus Smart," Lloyd said. "He's a great two-way player that really, really impacts the game at both ends and it's not lip service. When I went and watched him in El Paso last year, he might not have had the greatest game, but he played so well with his teammates. His body language towards his teammates was so good. He didn't play selfish. I think he has all the makings of what I'm looking for in a player and he's going to be a great asset."
Prior to moving to Duncanville for his senior year, Lewis played high school basketball at Chapin High School in El Paso, Texas, where he averaged 20.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game and was a finalist for Mr. Texas Basketball Player of the Year award.
Lewis grew up in Tucson and attended Mesquite Elementary School in Vail, Ariz. prior to fifth grade. He has a photo that he drew of himself playing basketball at UA when he was 10-years old.
Current Wildcat freshman Kylan Boswell was also part of this 2023 recruiting class before he reclassified over the summer and joined Arizona for the 2022-23 season.