ATLANTA (Nov. 17) – Marvin Lewis of Germantown, Md., one of the nation’s top shooting guards, is Georgia Tech’s third signee of the early signing period, head coach Bobby Cremins announced.
Lewis joins 6-2 guard Brendan Plavich of Dalton (Ga.) High School and 6-6 forward Halston Lane of Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High, who both signed with the Yellow Jackets last week.
“We’re very excited to have an outstanding student-athlete like Marvin Lewis join the program next year,” said Tech head coach Bobby Cremins. “He is a very good shooter, and we’re very excited by his potential.”
Lewis, who attends Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a junior while shooting 52 percent from the field and 89 percent from the free throw line. Montrose is currently the No. 7-ranked prep squad in the nation by Street & Smith’s.
The 6-4, 205-pounder is rated among the Top 50 players in the nation by recruiting expert Bob Gibbons and one of the Top 20 shooting guards by Athlon magazine.
Lewis is also a 4.0 student at Montrose.
Lewis is coached by Stu Vetter, who also coached former Tech players Dennis Scott and Brian Domalik as well as numerous other future ACC players, including Randolph Childress of Wake Forest, Jason Capel of North Carolina and Nate James of Duke.
“Marvin is an excellent shooter with tremendous range, and I think he will be an outstanding player in the ACC,” says Vetter. “He is very young, not even 17 yet, so he has a very bright future as he continues to mature. He is the epitome of student-athlete.”
Lewis chose Georgia Tech over Wake Forest, NC State and Clemson.
Plavich, 6-2 and 195 pounds, was rated among the nation’s Top 50 high school seniors by FoxSports.com and a Top 100 prospect by Athlon magazine. He averaged 29.7 points, 8.6 assists and 7.0 rebounds as a junior at Dalton High School, where he is coached by Dennis Godfrey.
Plavich was named the Chattanooga Prep Player of the Year as well as all-region, all-area and all-tri-state and was one of three finalists for the Chattanooga Athlete of the Year for all sports. Already Dalton High’s all-time leading scorer, he averaged 21 points per game as a sophomore and 14 ppg as a freshman.
Lane, a 6-6, 200-pound small forward, was the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s East Tennessee Player of the Year as a junior, when he led Oak Ridge High School to the state semifinals. Rated among Bob Gibbons’ Top 100 seniors, he averaged 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for coach Chuck Carringer.
Lane and Plavich were teammates on the Tennessee Travellers AAU team.
“Brendan Plavich is one of the top point guards in the country and one of the top players in the state, and Halston Lane is a real sleeper,” said Cremins.
“My staff did an excellent job in recruiting these three players. All three are very good players as well as good students and outstanding young men who are really excited about Georgia Tech.”