| J.D. Lewis
Midland [TX] College
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 173
Has played in 73 career games ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2006-07 ... transferred from Midland College prior to his sophomore year.
AS A SENIOR IN in 2007-08
Has played in 21 games ... shooting .500 (8-of-16) from three-point range ... ranks sixth on the team in three-pointers made ... matched his career high with nine points (3-of-4 threes) against Arkansas-Monticello (Nov. 18) ... scored five points (2-of-2 FG) and matched his career high with two assists against Texas Southern (Nov. 28) ... recorded three points against No. 9/10 Michigan State, at No. 23/23 Texas A&M (Jan. 30) and at Texas Tech (Mar. 1).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006-07
Academic All-Big 12 First Team choice ... played in 27 games ... tied for fifth on the team in 3-pointers made (11) and ranked fifth in 3-pointers attempted (45) ... opened the season with three points and two assists in 11 minutes against Alcorn State (Nov. 9) ... recorded six points (2-of-3 threes) in eight minutes against No. 22 Gonzaga (Dec. 2) ... set career highs in points with nine (2-of-3 threes, 3-of-4 FT), rebounds with four and minutes with 19 against Tennessee (Dec. 23) ... notched eight points in 13 minutes against Colorado (Jan. 6) ... registered six points and three rebounds against Missouri (Jan. 10) ... matched his career high with two steals in 19 minutes against No. 23 USC (Mar. 18) during the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005-06
Played in 25 games ... one of seven Longhorns to earn a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... ranked fourth on the team in three point percentage (.371) and fifth in three-point field goals made (13) and three-point field goals attempted (35) ... scored a career-high eight points (2-of-3 threes) in a career-high 16 minutes against Samford (Nov. 16) ... tied his career high with eight points (2-of-3 threes) in 13 minutes against Tennessee (Dec. 17) ... dished out a career-high two assists against zero turnovers in seven minutes at Missouri (Feb. 1).
Midland College in Midland, Texas (head coach Grant McCasland) ... starter at shooting guard ... first-team All-Region V and first-team All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference selection ... averaged a team-best 17.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game ... converted 44.9% (110-of-245) from three-point range and 83.8% (109-of-130) from the free throw line ... recorded a season-high 45 points (hit seven 3-pointers) during a victory against New Mexico Junior College ... also posted 40 points and added 10 boards, six assists without a turnover and five steals during a home win against Clarendon Junior College ... helped Midland post a 26-10 record and advance to the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division I tournament ... team also claimed the Region V regular season and tournament titles.
Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas (head coach John Smith) ... averaged 17 points per game while helping his team to a 29-5 record in his senior season ... earned co-District 2-5A MVP honors as a senior ... recorded a season-high 43 points to lead Amarillo to a 95-92 overtime victory against Palo Duro HS (Dec. 9, 2003) during his senior year.
Full name is John David Lewis ... son of Jim and Megan Lewis ... born July 19, 1985 in Amarillo, Texas ... majoring in corporate communications (minor in business).
OFF THE COURT WITH J.D. LEWIS
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Austin eatery: Juan in a Million
Favorite TV show: Lost
One TV show I can't believe that I watch: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite TV announcer: Fran Fraschilla
Which coach from a TV show or movie would you like to play for? The coach from "Hang Time"
What's the one thing you own that you couldn't go a week without? My television
I chose my jersey number because: When I transferred to Texas, I wanted a single-digit number and 4 was the only available option.
What got you started playing basketball: My older brother and two older cousins got me started by playing games in our driveway.
What's been your best memory so far on the basketball court? Kenton Paulino's game-winning three against West Virginia in the NCAA "Sweet 16" my sophomore year.
Best advice I've ever received: Just be smart, play within yourself and shoot the ball (from former Texas guard Kenton Paulino)
What goes through your mind while you're defending an opposing player on the court? Anticipating where he's going to go next
If you could change one rule in the college game, what would it be? Move the three-point line back to prevent average shooters from attempting a lot of three-pointers.