Posted On: 03/15/19 12:00 PM
Last week at the state tournament in Des Moines, 6-foot-1 guard Daquon Lewis put himself on the map with some efficient scoring and lock-down defense.
It was his steal and lay-in during a quarterfinal win against Iowa City West that sealed the Rams’ win with under a minute to go. That’s what he does: the gritty stuff that gets his teams Ws.
“I’d say what I’m best at is attacking the rim, finishing, passing the ball when I need to and getting my teammates open looks, rebounding, defense,” said Lewis.
His defensive instincts are certainly a strength, and he was the second-leading steals man for the Class 4A runner-up Rams this season, that despite playing off the bench.
“My defending ability is because I’m aggressive, and I try to get into the head of the person I’m guarding. I like to watch guys’ eyes, and I can tell when they’re about to pass the ball,” said Lewis.
“My role this season was to come off the bench, give us a spark defensively, and offensively give us some energy.”
This spring and summer, Lewis plans to play 17U ball with Dubuque Intensity. He’s played with the program since sixth grade. He’ll be getting into the gym plenty on his own time, too.
“I’m going to try and find some time in the gym and work on my jump-shot, work on my right hand, left hand, dribble-move, everything… just my all-around game,” he said.
Recruitment is something that Lewis says hasn’t started up yet, but after a strong performance at state, and still a senior season let to shine, it could just be a matter of time before he’s noticed.
“I have not talked to any colleges yet, but I would like to. I would say any colleges that want to talk to me, I’d be interested,” said Lewis.