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Posted On: 05/31/18 11:44 AM
The Ann Arbor area is in the midst of a strong basketball era. There is a lot of talent that has moved through the area lately, as well as a batch of young stars waiting to take the reigns. Julian Lewis is one of those young stars. He is in the class of 2021 and is a shooting guard. Lewis attends Ann Arbor Huron High School and plays AAU basketball for REACH. I recently caught up with Julian Lewis for a Question and Answer session.
Question: What do you think is the biggest strength of your game?
Julian Lewis: I feel the biggest strength of my game is my ability to shoot along with my ability to pass combined with my size allow me to see over the defense whether I am getting my own shot or finding a teammate for their shot.
Question: How do you feel about you and your high school teams performance last season?
Julian Lewis: I feel that we did good and exceeded a lot of expectations people had for us in the preseason and got better as the year went on. I feel that we still need to work on a lot of things due to the fact that we are losing seven seniors and we’re going to be a very young team next year.
Question: What part of your game do you feel really developed over the high school season?
Julian Lewis: Something I really feel developed over the season is my ball handling. It was the main thing I dedicated a lot of my extra time to was my ball handling so I can play more of a guard position and get my shot off the dribble more comfortably.
Question: What are your basketball goals this spring and summer?
Julian Lewis: To improve my overall strength, to take contact and be able to finish easier. I would also like to improve my speed and quickness to become a more versatile guard as well as becoming a starter on my Varsity summer league team.
Question: Is there an event you are really looking forward to?
Julian Lewis: I am really looking forward to the live period events in July. I have been working on my game so when that time comes around I can’t have a good showing.
Question: Who is the best player you have ever matched up against?
Julian Lewis: The best player I have matched up against in my grade is Julian Roper from Detroit Country Day.
Question: What do you like the most about AAU/travel season?
Julian Lewis: I like the competitive aspect of it and how everyone is striving to get better and be the best player on the floor trying to achieve their dream.
Question: What professional player do you think your game resembles?
Julian Lewis: I think my game most closely resembles Kevin Durant because of his size and his offensive skill set.
Question: What is the next step in basketball for you?
Julian Lewis: To continue to improve my game to become a Division 1 college prospect and player and becoming a starter on my varsity team.
Question: What is your most memorable moment in basketball?
Julian Lewis: The most memorable moment is the first time I dunked in live play this past season.