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California Dreaming Becoming A Reality In The D — King’s PG Lewless Chooses San Diego For His College Hoops

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, October 31, 2022, 12:30 pm

First stop: Detroit, Michigan.

Next stop: San Diego. California.

Detroit King junior point guard Chas Lewless committed to the University of San Diego late last week. A transfer from the Catholic League, the sleek, elusive 6-foot-2 floor general will play his next two seasons in the PSL.

San Diego competes out of the West Coast Conference. The Toreros hired former UCLA and St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin to head the program in the offseason. Lavin has developed droves of future NBA talents.

Lewless is Lavin’s first commit for his Class of 2024 recruiting crop. As a sophomore last year, he averaged 14 points and 4 assists per game on a Novi Detroit Catholic Central quarterfinal squad. He started at the point for CC from Day One as a freshman.

At King, Lewless assumes quarterback duties for the Crusaders’ offense from 2022 Mr. Basketball winner Chansey Willis (Saginaw Valley State).  Lewless also held offers from Temple and Western Michigan.

Lavin’s top assistant is retired NBA point guard Tyus Edney, the star point guard on UCLA’s 1995 NCAA Title team when Lavin was an assistant for the Bruins. Edney and Lavin offered Lewless back in the summer after watching him at an AAU tournament staged in Southern California. Lewless took his official visit to USD’s campus in October.