Monday, January 28, 2008

Khalid Lewis El - Freshman Phenom

If I had to pick out the most impressive player on the court for either squad in Trenton Catholic/Lenape match-up, I’d have to go with Khalid Lewis El, a freshman for TCA. Lewis didn’t do much in the first half, but was dominant in the second half of play. He was the primary point guard in the fourth quarter, and that’s the spot where he seemed to excel. At one point in the fourth quarter, Khalid setup back-to-back threes that helped ice the game for the Iron Mikes. In addition, Lewis was solid on defense, and his height is key. Khalid is already 6’, and is only a freshman. By the time his grows to his full height, Lewis will be flat-out awesome. Khalid took some time to chat with me after his impressive performance against Lenape.

NB: You had 16 points today, led the team in scoring. That is pretty impressive, especially for a freshman. What went into that? What was your focus on the game? What were you looking to do to help out the team?
KL: Just Win.

NB: You seem to have a versatile game. . . . What’s your favorite spot to play on the court?
KL: The 1, the 2, and the 3.

NB: You’re only a freshman, but have you started looking at colleges yet? Have you ever had a dream of where you want to play?
KL: My favorite college is Duke.

NB: Have you started hearing from any schools yet?
KL: Rutgers sent me some mail.

NB: What’s your outlook for the rest of the season? What are you guys looking to accomplish the rest of the way?
KL: Go all the way.

As you can tell by the interview, the first thing on Khalid’s mind is winning. Who doesn’t love that? Anyone like Khalid with a team-first mentality, is a player destined to succeed. Lewis is a great player, a first-class kid, and a future star.

No comments: