The tallest player of the Dukes' roster enters his senior season with a team-best consecutive games-played streak of 65 (with 55-straight starts) ... saw action in all 31 games with 21 starts as a sophomore, after playing in just 10 games as a freshman ... started every game as a junior ... enters his senior season seventh on DU's all-time blocked shot list with 77 ... a career .563 shooter, Lewis is in line to challenge the school record of .561 set by Derrick Alston from 1991-94 (Lewis needs 270 more points to meet the 600-point career minimum to qualify).
As a Junior (2015-16)
Was one of three players to start all 34 games ... averaged 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game ... shot .587 from the field ... led the team in blocked shots for the second consecutive season with 44 ... was second on the team with 25 dunks ... either led or tied for the team lead in rebounds nine times ... entered 2015-16 with one career double-digit scoring game ... scored 10 or more seven times in 2015-16 ... posted his first career double-double (15-11) in the opener vs. Seton Hill ... the 15 points were a career high ... had four double-digit rebound games: 11 vs. Seton Hill, 11 vs. New Orleans, career-high 13 at Dayton & 11 vs. UMass ... rejected seven shots - including six in the first half - and went 5-of-5 from the field (10 points) in 18 minutes in the first game vs. Saint Louis ... it was his second career seven-block game ... did not miss a shot (4-of-4) in scoring all 10 of his points in the first half vs. Omaha in the first round of the CBI.
As a Sophomore (2014-15)
Saw action in all 31 games with 21 starts after playing in just 10 games as a freshman ... averaged 3.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 14.7 minutes per game ... led the team with 31 blocked shots ... scored a season-high 11 points and blocked five shots vs. UTPA ... had nine points (with three dunks) and eight rebounds at Penn State ... scored seven points and added a career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes of DU's home win over George Washington ... posted eight points, six rebounds and three blocks in a win over George Mason ... his seven blocks in the A-10 Championship win over Saint Louis were the most by a Duke since Damian Saunders had seven vs. Saint Joseph's on Jan. 31, 2010 ... it was also the most blocks in a game ever by a Duquesne sophomore.
As a Freshman (2013-14)
Played in 10 games off the bench ... logged a season-high 10 minutes against Pitt and at Saint Joseph's ... had a season-best four rebounds at SJU ... also had three rebounds in a game twice: vs. Abilene Christian and Pitt ... did not play in the final 12 games of the season .. saw his last action on Jan. 25 vs. St. Bonaventure ... scored his last basket on Jan. 2 vs. Appalachian State.
IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. (head coach Nate Vander Sluis) ... played two seasons for the IMG Academy National Varsity team ... averaged 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior ... Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky. (head coach Wayne Breeden) ... played the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons at Tates Creek prior to moving on to IMG Academy ... was named the "Top Sleeper" among underclassmen in Kentucky by Rick Bolus' High Potential Recruiting Service prior to the 2011-12 season and his move to Florida.
Signed with Duquesne in April of 2013 ... was ranked No. 50 in the 2013 Florida Hoops Top 150 ... transformed his body by losing close to 60 pounds in two years at IMG ... changed his jersey number from 54 to 00 following his sophomore season ... full name is Darius Lamont Lewis ... supply chain management major ... date of birth: 10/12/94.
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 15 vs. Seton Hill (Jr.)
Rebounds - 13 at Dayton (Jr.)
Assists - 3 at St. Bonaventure & at Saint Joseph's (Jr.)
Steals - 2 at Saint Joseph's (Fr.)
Blocks - 7 vs. Saint Louis A-10 Championship (So.) & vs. Saint Louis (Jr.)
3-Pointers - 0
Minutes - 40 (5 times) at Saint Joseph's (Jr.) last
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 8 (0 Fr./1 So./7 Jr.)
20-Point Games - 0
10-Rebound Games - 5 (0 Fr./1 So./4 Jr.)
Double-Doubles - 1 (0 Fr./0 So./1 Jr.)