Player: Alyssa Lewis
Class: 2023
High School: Hickory Ridge
AAU: Team United

2023 Alyssa Lewis has been a prospect that has captured our attention on multiple occasions this season so far, and her recruitment continues to see an uptick.  When talking about her game, Lewis continues to show how crafty she can be as a playmaker and scorer, displaying her vision, pace, and shot-making ability.  Lewis recently added another offer to her list, as UNC-Pembroke is the latest.  She spoke with Lady Phenom about the season, her game, and the latest in her recruitment.

Lady Phenom: How has everything been going so far with you and your team in your eyes?
Lewis: We started the season off strong and played really well. Had a couple of ups and downs, then two big losses.  We learned from it and worked on what needed to be worked on in practice. Now, we are starting to play really well together.

Lady Phenom: You are one of the clear leaders for your team. How have you embraced that and what has been your mentality this season?
Lewis: I love the challenge. I make sure to set the tone every day in practice and pick up my teammates when things aren’t going our way. My mentality is to be the toughest player on the court. Being able to make a difference in the game other than scoring is important.

Lady Phenom: How would you best describe your game?
Lewis: I’m never satisfied. I know there is always room for improvement. I believe my shooting is my strongest ability, but it is also not the only thing I can do. I can run an offense, see the floor, and play defense.

Lady Phenom: Just got a new offer. Congrats on that.  What kind of relationship have you built with them?
Lewis: I’ve been in contact with them for a while (talking about UNC-Pembroke). They put a lot of trust in me to come in and make a difference.  I’m thankful for the opportunity they have given me.

Lady Phenom: Thoughts on that program overall?
Lewis: I love the way they play. They play very well together as a team. I believe the coaching staff has built a strong program that will have a lot of success in the future.

Lady Phenom: What other schools have offered or showing interest?
Lewis: Lewis University is my other offer.  I’ve had interests from Francis Marino, Young Harris College, and Mars Hill. I have a couple of smaller D3 offers and interests as well.

Lady Phenom: Have you been able to visit any of those schools?
Lewis: I’ve visited Lewis and D3 Salem.  I plan to visit Francis Marion soon and potentially Young Harris College.  

Lady Phenom: When you might be looking to decide?
Lewis: I’m hoping to decide in the next month or sooner.

Lady Phenom: What are some factors that ultimately will go into your decision?
Lewis: Family-like/home feeling to the school, great academics, and I want to go somewhere I am able to play and make a difference no matter the division.