Top 50 Boys Hoops: #31 Donovynn Lewis

The landscape of the Northeast 8 Conference has opened up and New Haven has to be in the conversation as they return many multiple year varsity players. One who has been at the forefront of the Bulldog attack the last two seasons in senior Donovynn Lewis.

On the drive, Lewis has a unique and talented way of getting to the basket straight up the middle no matter what angle he is coming from. As a guy who thrives in knocking down corner three pointers, it is impressive that he almost always avoids getting himself pinned on the baseline when driving to the rim. His 14 points per game was the second best of all Bulldogs a year ago as he really added his attack to what was considered a traditionally outside shooting oriented game.

Lewis did hit a team best 54 three pointers however because that part of his game is still very much a strength, hitting on 33 percent of his attempts. As defenders started to close in on the New Haven interior throughout the season, it was Lewis who benefited. Lewis improved the stature of the game over the summer and could also be a quality rebounder as his hustle has improved. He averaged 3.3 rebounds per game last season.

“Donovynn Lewis will be more of a playmaker as well as a scorer this year. His leadership along with fellow senior point guard Jamarr Hutchins will be key,” says New Haven coach Bruce Stephens.

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