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Scott signs Colorado prep leader in rebounds

The University of Denver men’s basketball team signed Rob Lewis from Evangelical Christian High School in Colorado Springs to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Joe Scott announced on May 17. Lewis is the first DU recruit signed by Scott, who was announced as head coach on March 21.

Lewis, a 6-foot-7 forward, shot an outstanding 67 percent from the field and averaged 27.7 points per game as a senior. He ranked in the top 10 among Colorado prep players in scoring and shooting percentage. Lewis also averaged 15.8 rebounds per game, which led all players in the state.

“Rob embodies the type of player we are looking for at Denver,” Scott says. “He is a skillful big man who can pass, dribble and shoot. He is the kind of big guy we look for in recruit, and we think he will develop into a special player.”

Lewis was named The Gazette’s (Colorado Springs) small schools boys basketball player of the year for the second straight season.

Lewis led Evangelical Christian to the semifinals at the Colorado Class 2A State Tournament and to a 21-5 overall record with a 9-1 mark in league play.

Lewis joins Andrew Hooper from D’Evelyn High School, Kyle Lewis from Kent Denver and Anthony Porch from Montbello High School, all from Denver, who signed National Letters of Intent last November and are slated to join thePioneers for the 2007–08 season.

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