Dwight Lewis Commits to KU!

Welcome Dwight Lewis. Some KU fans may bicker about your #84 ranking in the class. I tell them now not to worry, because you are a rocker. From the LJW homepage:

Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard/small forward from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, La., has given a verbal committment to play men's basketball at Kansas University. Lewis is the No. 21-ranked shooting guard and No. 84-ranked player overall in the class of 2006 by rivals.com. See Wednesday's Journal-World and KUsports.com for a full story.

How about that, before the visit and everything. Chalk one up to Self and Co. and expect to see Mr. Lewis in the McD's game next year, no matter what these rankings say now(they're pretty old listings). Remember, Dwight Lewis was one of only 6 juniors on the Parade AA team this year.

I'm very excited about this. Now bring on a big!

UPDATE: LJW has updated their coverage. I love Dwight Lewis's dad.

"There are no negatives about Kansas. So why wait, why prolong it?" Lewis Sr. said. "He's known about Kansas' reputation and program, one of the elite as far as basketball is concerned. How can you not know about Kansas?"

Dwight Lewis is visiting

Why, you ask, should you get excited about the 84th ranked prospect in the class of 2006 and the fact that he's visiting KU? Because sometimes, recruiting services are wrong. Remember that Micah Downs was unranked on many lists before last April before suddenly vaulting among the elite of the class. Plus, Lewis is not the 84th ranked recruit in every service. My recruiting list from last week has Lewis listed at 56 (Scout), but I suspect that will be pretty far off when the next round of updates comes in. If you have a sharp eye, you might have noticed Dwight Lewis's name on the list of 2005 Parade All-Americans. He's one of only 6 juniors to be on that list.

That's a pretty big disparity between top 84 and top 6. My guess is that Self and his crew know just what they're doing. If they want to offer a visit to a player, given their track record, I think we should be pretty excited about that player. He's playing in the Kingwood Classic here in a couple of days, and I hope to have a report back on KU prospects from that tournament.

Stay tuned.