MIDWEST RECRUITING: Wayne Memorial’s Isaiah Lewis winds up in the Windy City
Isaiah Lewis is going next level.
The Wayne Memorial senior boys basketball star has signed to play in college with Chicago State of the Western Athletic Conference, giving second-year coach Lance Irvin’s Cougars a steal out of the backcourt for his 2019 recruiting crop.
Lewis is a crafty 5-foot-11 combo guard who takes the form of a volcano on the hardwood — an eruptive force capable of taking a team on his back when a game is on the line and unleashing so much SHAKE & BAKE in the open floor it would make Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby movie character jealous.
As a senior, Lewis lit the scorebook up for 23 points and five assists per night, draining 42 percent of his 3-point attempts and taking his club to a Division 1 district title by outdueling Mr. Basketball finalist and Western Michigan signee B. Artis White of Canton in the district championship. He leaves the Wayne Memorial program as the Zebras all-time leader in career points (almost 1,500) and points in a single game (50).
Chicago State has found success mining the Detroit area for talent in the past. The Cougars’ all-time leading scorer is Auburn Hills Avondale’s David Holston (2,331 from 2005-2009), currently hooping as a pro over in France. Holston won a Class B state crown with Avondale in 2002.