Capped an outstanding freshman season by earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. Came to the Dukes from a nationally-ranked high school program that sent four players to Division I schools.
As a Freshman (2016-17) • Played in all 32 games with 31 starts. His lone non-start was in game five at No. 2 (AP) Kentucky. • Averaged a team-high 14.1 ppg. Also led the team in free throw percentage (83.2 percent), 3-pointers made (a school freshman record 63) and minutes per game (32.0). • Scored in double digits a team-high 24 times. • Was the fourth freshman - and first since Derrick Colter in 2013 - to lead the Dukes in scoring. • Led the team in scoring a team-high 13 times, including six of the final 10 games of the season. • Had a team-high nine 20-point games, with seven coming in the Dukes’ last 11 games. The nine 20-point games were the second-most by a DU freshman since 1999. • Was named A-10 Rookie of the Week a league-high four times (Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 & Feb. 20) on his way to earning All-Rookie Team honors. The four Rookie of the Week honors were one shy of the school record of five set by Robert Mitchell in 2007 and tied by T.J. McConnell in 2011. • Was the Atlantic 10’s leading freshman scorer. His 15.3 points per game average in conference play ranked 10th in league games only. • Scored 19 points in his second career game, at Penn State, to earn A-10 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 14. • Had 20 points, five rebounds and two steals vs. Cleveland State which led to a second A-10 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 28. • Scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half of the win over Pitt to earn Rookie of the Week for a third time on Dec. 5. • Had a streak of 14 double-digit games snapped on Jan. 24 at Davidson. • Scored 20 or more seven times in 18 Atlantic 10 games: career-high 31 vs. UMass (6-of-7 from 3-point), 24 at Saint Louis (5-of-6 from 3-point), 23 vs. VCU, 22 vs. George Washington, 21 at Richmond (5-of-8 from 3-point), 20 vs. St. Bonaventure and 20 at St. Bonaventure. • Hit five or more 3-pointers in a game three times. • His 31-point game vs. UMass was one shy of tying the Duquesne freshman record. It was the highest-scoring game by a DU freshman since Wayne Smith had 31 vs. Akron on Nov. 28, 1998. Lewis II went to the bench with 6:14 on the clock and the Dukes up 40. • Scored 16 in a six-minute span around halftime of the UMass game, his five points in the final seven seconds of the first half, which culminated in a one-handed 3-pointer from just inside halfcourt off a steal, was SportsCenter’s No. 2 play that night. • Followed the UMass game with 22 points vs. George Washington to earn Rookie of the Week for a fourth time on Feb. 20. • Capped the season with 22 points in DU’s first round A-10 Championship game vs. Saint Louis. • Saw a streak of 28 consecutive free throws made snapped vs. St. Bonaventure on Feb. 1. • His free throw percentage (.832) was the best by a freshman in school history (min. 50 attempts). • Hit a freshman record 63 “3s” (old record of 58 was set by Tom Pipkins in 1994).
High School • Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, Mo. (head coach Frank Bennett). • Averaged 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game for a 27-5 Class 5 state champion Chaminade team that sent four players to NCAA Division I schools. • Helped the Red Devils to a No. 7 national rank (No. 3 in the Midwest) in USA Today’s final expert poll and Class 5 state championship. • With Chaminade leading 58-56 in the fourth quarter, Lewis hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Red Devils a 64-56 lead with 2:38 left in what became a 72-59 win over Kickapoo in the state title game. • Was second to Duke recruit Jayson Tatum - Lewis’ friend since fourth grade - on the team in 3-pointers (44-111, .396) and steals (36). Shot .457 from the field and .838 from the foul line. • Scored a team-high 27 points in a 76-63 win over Metro Catholic Conference rival Christian Brothers College. • Averaged 11.5 points per game in helping Chaminade to a third-place finish in the Missouri Class 5 state tournament as a junior. • Led the team in 3-pointers made with 55 on 48 percent shooting as a junior. • Scored 928 points over his last three high school seasons. • Converted a total of 99 3-pointers as a junior and senior. • Was named the Metro Catholic Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore.
Personal • Played AAU ball for the Gateway Basketball Club. • Entertained offers from Omaha, IUPUI and Illinois State, among others. Was also receiving interest from Saint Louis and Xavier at the time of his commitment. • Three of his high school teammates: Jayson Tatum (Duke), Tyler Cook (Iowa) and Will Gladson (Princeton) went on to play Division I ball. • Full name is Michael O’Neal Lewis, II. Undeclared liberal arts major. Was born on 2/19/98 in Houston, Texas.
High Games entering 2017-18 Points - 31, UMass (Fr.) Rebounds - 5 (three times), La Salle (Fr.) last Assists - 6, at St. Bonaventure (Fr.) Steals - 2 (four times), at Davidson (Fr.) last Blocks - 1, Saint Francis U (Fr.) 3-Pointers - 6, Saint Francis U (Jr.) Minutes - 6, UMass (Fr.)
Superlatives Double-Digit Scoring Games - 24 (24 Fr.) 20-Point Games - 9 (9 Fr.) 5-Assist Games - 1 (1 Fr.) Double-Doubles - 0 5 or More 3-Pointers - 3 (3 Fr.)