At North Mecklenburg High School, head coach Duane Lewis seems to reload each season with fresh new faces and this year is no exception.

At North Mecklenburg High School, head coach Duane Lewis seems to reload each season with fresh new faces and this year is no exception. When you mention 6'2 freshman Tristan Maxwell, Coach Lewis has that quirky smile realizing he has a future star on his hands. As a matter of fact, he may be North Mecklenburg's most skilled player and that is saying a lot.

We had a chance to watch him this past summer at the Phenom Southern Jam Fest during the last NCAA live period. We stated the following, ' Tristan is a talented combo guard that scores at all three levels on the basketball court. In his game today, he had it going from the three-point line, but also showed the ability to breakdown his defender off the dribble and score from the midrange jumper. He's a big time shooter.'

At the NC Phenom HS Jamboree Saturday, November 5th against nationally ranked Greensboro Day, Tristan exploded for 25 points including five 3-pointers. While North Meck came up a little short on the scoreboard (47-41), they were tied with approximately a minute to play. For anyone to score 25 points against the defensive pressure of Greensboro Day is saying something. That being said, Tristan doesn't play like a freshman. He plays with poise and maturity and scores within the scope of the offense. He doesn't hunt down or try to manufacture points. With a quick release and silky smooth jumper and excellent family bloodline, look for high majors to start tracking and recruiting him immediately. As a matter of fact, in speaking with Coach Duane Lewis, he stated Wake Forest and Florida had both reached out to him after his outstanding performance at the NC Phenom HS Jamboree. That list will grow immensely sooner rather than later.

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