Crimson Tide guard Kira Lewis has announced via Twitter that he will forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring an agent.
Lewis has been projected to be drafted in the back end of the first round, mostly number 22 (76ers) or later. The second-year Tide point guard averaged 18.5 ppg, 4.8 reb, and 5.2 assists this past season and was named first-team All-SEC. He was named SEC All-Freshman a year ago.
Rising seniors John Petty and Herb Jones have also entered their names in the draft but all signs point to their return to Alabama.
Can’t wait to get back in the gym with Herb. Huge year ahead for him. Nobody was able to see a healthy @_hoopinglife this past year. He will shock some people this upcoming season. https://t.co/G5QtmxX97p— Nate Oats (@nate_oats) April 18, 2020
If both Petty and Jones return, it puts the Tide one over the 13 scholarship limit.
(Listed classes represent the class they will be at the beginning of the season.)
1 - Jordan Bruner F GS
2 - Joshua Primo G Fr.
3 - Keon Ambrose-Hylton F Fr.
4 - Keon Ellis G Jr.
5 - Darius Miles F Fr.
6 - Alex Reese F Sr.
7 - Galin Smith F Sr.
8 - James Rojas F R-Jr.
9 - Jahvon Quinerly G R-So.
10 - Javian Davis F R-So.
11 - Jaden Shackelford G So.
12 - Juwan Gary F R-Fr.
13 - John Petty G Sr.
14 - Herb Jones F/G Sr.
Jaylen Forbes G transfer - has a top 4 of Southern Miss, Tulane, Samford, and ULL.
Raymond Hawkins F transfer - Had previously Tweeted that he will announce his destination on April 22. Buffalo is a real possibility.
James Bolden G graduated - a nice Tweet from Beetle.
Kira Lewis G NBA Draft