Vol Coaches Visit Elite Point Guard in 2019 Class

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    Tennessee is making point guard a priority in their 2019 class in basketball. And on Friday night, Vol coaches visited a highly-ranked point guard down in Alabama.

    Kira Lewis is rated as a four-star and No. 79 overall player in the country according to 247Sports. They also have him rated as the No. 10 point guard in the 2019 class and No. 2 player in the state of Alabama. And according to Garrett Tucker, a collegiate scout and writer for HoopSeen, Tennessee’s coaches were paying Lewis a visit on Friday night.

    The Vols offered Lewis back in July of 2017, and they’ve made him a priority ever since. Tennessee’s coaches have visited him twice, and Lewis has made an unofficial visit to Tennessee as well.

    Lewis holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Baylor, LSU, Vanderbilt, and others. Auburn was the first school to offer him, and the Vols will have stiff competition between them and the Crimson Tide to try and pry Lewis out of the state of Alabama.

    Lewis is an extremely athletic guard who is great at creating shots for himself anywhere on the court. But he’s not just a scorer; Lewis can also dish the ball exceptionally well. He makes crisp, accurate passes and can rifle in a pass through a tight window. He’s creative and doesn’t turn the ball over very much.

    At 6-foot-3, 160 pounds, he already has the type of frame you want in a collegiate point guard. Put on some more weight, and he could come in and contribute immediately for the Vols as a true freshman if they can sign him.

    According to Prep Circuit, Lewis is averaging 27.9 points, 6.1 assists, and 6.8 rebounds per game for Hazel Green High School this season.

    Tennessee has offered three other point guards in the 2019 cycle thus far, and all three of them are also at least four-star prospects. The Vols have extended offers to Ashton Hagans (Georgia commit and five-star), Tre Mann (four-star), and Kyle Sturdivant (four-star). Right now, Tennessee has one commitment in their 2019 class, and that’s from high three-star small forward Davonte Gaines from New York.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.