Defensive Lineman Gavin Lewis Commits to UNC
At Bob Jones High School on Wednesday, Gavin Lewis chose North Carolina over UCLA. Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman, took official visits to both schools. Lewis also held scholarship offers from Colorado, Iowa State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Purdue. UNC began recruiting Lewis when Tommy Thigpen joined UNC's staff in January.
Update On 2018 DT Gavin Lewis
Here’s a quick update on 2-star class of 2018 defensive tackle/offensive guard Gavin Lewis, who attends Bob Jones H.S. in Madison, AL. Lewis, who is 6-3 and 260 pounds, is being recruited by UNC as a defensive tackle. His rating of 5.4 has him on the cusp of being a 3-star prospect. Among Lewis’ offers are from UCLA, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Virginia and Kentucky.
Chansky’s Notebook: L&M Boys, Part 2
Half of the famed L&M Boys along with Bob Lewis, who I featured yesterday, Larry Miller was the first five-star recruit signed by Dean Smith. He was from Pennsylvania, where Duke won the recruiting landscape with three Final Four teams in the early 1960s. But instead of following his state-mates to Durham, Miller wanted to build something of his own in Chapel Hill.
Chansky’s Notebook: Anniversary Ignored
The 1966-67 team was Dean Smith’s sixth at North Carolina but his most important because it began the unparalleled dominance of the once-embattled young coach. That team – with Bob Lewis, Larry Miller, Dick Grubar, Rusty Clark and Bill Bunting in the starting lineup – won the ACC regular season and beat Duke for the third time in the ACC tournament final.
First Person: Record Player
No one is going to break Bob Lewis’s single-game Carolina scoring record. Lewis set his mark on Dec. 16, 1965, when he was a junior. He poured in 49 points against Florida State, part of a streak of five straight 30-point games that also remains the Tar Heel record. For Lewis, the output wasn’t especially notable. He’d just scored 43 against Richmond eight days earlier.
Less is more for Gibbons Tournament
J.P. Tokoto and Tyler Lewis are among the elite prep basketball players committed to area schools who will headline the slimmed-down Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions over Memorial Day weekend. Tokoto is a 6-foot-6 wing in the Class of 2012 who has committed to North Carolina and will play in the TOC for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Lewis is a 5-11 point guard whose commitment to N.C. State didn't waver even after the Wolfpack's recent coaching change and will play for Team Loaded.
1971 UNC Basketball Team To Be Honored Saturday
Without big names like Charles Scott, Bob Lewis or Larry Miller, the 1971 Tar Heels--a group that will be honored at halftime of Saturday's sold-out 4 p.m. tipoff against Boston College--were picked to finish seventh in an eight-team ACC. And that made them determined to prove everyone wrong.
Dean and K: Legendary Parallels (Part 3)
For Dean Smith, the 1967 season changed everything. After five years of moderate success, the young coach finally put a powerhouse on the court. Starting one senior (Bob Lewis), one junior (Miller) and three sophomores (Clark, Bunting and Grubar), the ‘67 Tar Heels opened the season with 16 wins in 17 games. That included a victory over No. 4 Kentucky in Lexington and, more importantly, a win over Duke in Durham.