Finishes well around the rim with contact
Good in transition, fills the lane and cover a lot of ground
Improved 3pt shooter percentage jumped from (21.9 to 34.9)
Good defender both on the perimeter & interior, uses good lateral quickness, long arms, and strength
Does a good using pump-fakes & jab-steps to setup straight line drives
Will rush 3pt shots before his feet are set
Right hand heavy, if he can’t finish with the R he will spin back L, which he has real struggles finishing with
Can play wild and out of control
Undersized for his position (PF)
Justin is a much-improved shooter from the 3pt line and is active in transition filling the lanes and rim running. He utilizes this improved shooting to set up straight-line drive opportunities. He is also a solid defender on the interior and perimeter, using his length and athleticism. He must improve his ability to finish in the lane with his left hand, as his right-hand dominance will be on the scouting report.
All-Big East First Team (2022)
Big East Most Improved Player (2022)
NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA - 6/11-14/2019
Can create a little off the dribble and has soft hands, catches everything thrown to him. Runs the floor well, and competed on the interior for rebounds.
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019
Undersized big, that struggled to finish in the lane against size size and length.
Volume Shooting Analytics:
Lewis has data that is statistically significant so that it can be analyzed to project his volume shooting potential. While he does not meet the threshold to be considered a volume shooter, he comes close, shooting 38% in games in which he takes a high number of attempts. He ranks 15 out of 21 eligible players.
This data was created by AJ Wahl by ploting each game of a player's most recent season. The x-axis represents the amount of threes taken per minute, in order to normalize for minutes played. The y-axis is simply the player's three point percentage in that particular game. The line represents the trend between a player's three point volume, and their success. A upward slope means that a player gains efficiency as they shoot more often, and a downward slope means that a player loses efficiency the more shots they take. Note that 0.2 3PA/36 is roughly 7 3s, and 0.3 translates to 11 3s. Only players with an R^2 value above .04 were analyzed, to ensure that each player has at least some correlation between their attempts and their frequency.
Defensive Versatility Analytics:
Lewis utilized his frame and instincts to rank in the 65th percentile as a versatile wing defender. He excelled defending ball handlers, and would even match up against guards for certain possessions. He avoided fouling and even defended bigs competently.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.