Former Bama Basketball Player Gives Back to Hometown
Former Alabama guard and current New Orleans Pelican, Kira Lewis Jr., gave back to his former high school this week.
Lewis and his foundation purchased three custom uniforms for the Hazel Green high school boys basketball team for the 2022-23 season. The Trojans will be receiving a package that comes with a silver uniform set, a white uniform set, and a red uniform set.
The Tide alum recently hosted a basketball camp for his former high school which included a backpack giveaway for over 100 kids. The Trojans caught Lewis by surprise during the camp by retiring his jersey at the event.
The Meridianville, Ala. native was named the Alabama 6A Player of the Year and the Huntsville Regional Player of the Year during his time at Hazel Green.
Lewis spent two years at Alabama where he played under both Avery Johnson and Nate Oats. In his first season, Lewis averaged 13.5 points and led the team in assists, earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team. In his second season, Lewis averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists, earning a spot on the All-SEC First Team.
Lewis was selected thirteenth by the Pelicans in the 2020 NBA draft and averaged 6.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 54 games played during his first season. Lewis suffered a torn ACL in his second season, limiting him to only 24 appearances, averaging 5.9 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.0 points.
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