Florida guard Scottie Lewis announces plans ahead of NBA Draft
Florida’s men’s basketball team has lost another player to the NBA Draft after guard Scottie Lewis made an emotional announcement on Instagram.
“From the moment my father placed a ball in my hands, I knew I wanted to strive for nothing but greatness,” he wrote. “Playing in the NBA has always been my main priority in life. … I know that I will be moving on to a new place and if god is willing to a new team but please know that Gainesville and the Stephen O’Connell arena will always have a special place in my heart.”
“Gator nation!!!! it has been an absolute honor being able to have that gator logo across my chest day in and day out. It was a true blessing being able to represent everyone from the alum and rowdy reptiles to the boosters and everyone else that supported us and our journey. I am beyond grateful for everything that we have accomplished and every moment will be cherished,” Lewis added.
Lewis said he would sign with an agent and declare for the 2021 NBA Draft. Lewis appeared in 21 games for the Gators and averaged 7.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 44 percent shooting.
Lewis is the latest Gator to make plans for the future. Tre Mann, Noah Locke and Lewis joined Omar Payne, Ques Glover, Osayi Osifo in making a departure to the draft or transfer, while Colin Castleton is exploring the draft process.
— Cierra Clark (@CierraClark_) April 2, 2021