8th Grader Scottie Lewis Dominates NYC Jr Pro All Stars

Athletics Speak Louder Than Anything

Rickey Rivers of Fun Sport Inc and co- Sportsmanship 8th grader Scottie Lewis

Rickey Rivers of Fun Sport Inc and super athlete 8th grade co- Sportsmanship winner Scottie Lewis

Following the annual 2014 Fun Sport & Fireball tournament championship at Barclay’s center, CEO Rickey Rivers, began the year 2015 holding a well organized eighth grade Junior Pro All Star game last weekend at Jefferson high school in Brooklyn, which featured 24 metropolitan area middle school basketball players. Acknowledging their efforts on and off the court, Rivers yielded Under Armour shoes, sports trophies and academic achievement awards as accolades. Books and ball was basically the spirit of the entire event. “Kids that get it done in the classroom… means they are recruitable,” emphasized Rivers.

Danny Rodriquez earned co- sportsmanship in 2015 Jr Pros All star Game

Dan Rodriquez earned co- sportsmanship in 2015 Jr Pros All star Game

As Rivers commentated a highly anticipated, neck to neck match up, Premiere White fought back to defeat Premiere Black with a score 73-63. Both rosters consisted of talent and athletic players, but wiry 6’4″ Scottie Lewis somehow stood out above all, even in the heartbreaking lost.

We asked Lewis where is he from, “I’m from New York, but now I live in Jersey,” he said.

Lewis seems to have a decent head on his shoulders, and walks with a novice NBA bounce. Furthermore, his confidence is sky high like Kyrie Irvin or better yet, Kobe Bryant, mainly in his prime. If Lewis moves without the ball to create space like Michael Jordan then he’d be a deadlier scoring machine.

Odeleye Oyekanni (NY) was crowned MVP of the Jr Pro All Star Game

During warm up preceding the main game, Lewis entertained spectators with acrobatic dunks such as alley oops, tomahawks, and his crowd pleasing 360 windmill. In a YouTube video of a guy standing near the rim holding up a basketball, Lewis jumps over him; grabs the circular object and slams it.

He’s a flying specimen who enjoys showing off his leaping ability like a body builder flexing muscle. Lewis reminds us of a yet developed, LeBron James, who hasn’t touch high school competition. Unfortunately Lewis got off to a struggling start, but he picked up his own slack after halftime. Finishing with a modest 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. In addition, he almost shot a perfect 5 for 6 and 3 for 4 in free throws. Needless to say, Lewis was the only player with over ten points who didn’t commit a foul. Still, what makes him 100% legit is his tenacious defense and tremendous upside. Although I want him to shoot the trey ball more often than not, he’s warmly accepted playing above the rim.

Jared Harrison was top 5 player in the Jr Pro All Star Game

6’5″ Jared Harrison was top 5 player in the Jr Pro All Star Game

In 2013, we ranked Lewis No.6 player nationally for the class of 2019. (See right here). He was in seventh grade. But, that’s not why he recently out shined contenders at the Jr Pro All Star game either. Besides elite skills and athleticism, Lewis earned sportsmanship because he was one of three high scorers. He shared co-sportsmanship honors with teammate, 6’6″ Danny Rodriquez (NY), who dropped an impressive 14 points for a team high. Scoring with 50% efficiency, he drained the first bucket of the game that sparked a 4-0 run. Rodriquez is an energetic small forward, who plays aggressive down low. He’s able to absorb hard body contact and finish rugged put backs with defenders draped over him. He has soft hands around the rim, and he securely protects the paint.

Nevertheless, 6’3″ Odeleye Oyekanni of Premier White feverishly hustled to help his team escape an embarrassing upset. Oyekanni produced a game high 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 steals. According to the statistics sheet, he was 8 for 10 in field goals and 2 for 6 from the charity stripe. Oyekanni and Rodriquez each shot one three pointer that missed; Lewis attempted none.


Class of 2016 Tyus Battle, older brother of Kalif, tosses jump ball to commence the Jr Pro All Star Game

Jr Pro All Star players arrived home from Saturday’s festivity having a better game than before they played. They gained a bigger name, too. In particular Lewis, Oyekanni and Rodriquez. Two Premiere Black players, point guard DeJuan Piper and combo guard Jared Harrison round out the top five. Noteworthy were Premiere Black, Rodney Summers, chipping in 10 points and Premiere White, Tyrik Mitchell, 11 points. Honorable mention to Premiere White, Ryan Meyers, for contributing five assist and Premiere Black, Kahlif Battle, four assist. Fun Sport offered us an opportunity to preview upcoming high school talent, who hope to attend college for free. To learn more about Fun Sport Inc. go visit their website. And, make sure your players and teams participate in Jr Pro tournaments, if they aren’t already.

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  1. Load of crap says:

    He is way too old for 8th grade. I know lots of sophomores who can dominate 8th graders. Not impressed in the least.

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