Dukes Add Men's Basketball Signee
Lewis played two seasons at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky. before moving on to IMG Academy.
Lewis played two seasons at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky. before moving on to IMG Academy.

April 26, 2013

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University head men's basketball coach Jim Ferry announced that 6-11, 240-pound Darius Lewis (Lexington, Ky./IMG Academy) has signed a National Letter of Intent, making him the fifth member of the 2013-14 recruiting class.

Lewis, a native of Lexington, Ky., spent his past two seasons at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He averaged 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in 2012-13. Lewis has dropped nearly 60 pounds since leaving Tates Creek High School for IMG prior to the 2011-12 season.

"I'm really excited to have Darius as part of the Duquesne program," said Ferry. "He is another great kid - and outstanding student - who comes from a great family. Darius is a true big man who I see having a bright future in our program. He has tremendous potential and a great upside. He has worked very hard to get to where he is now, and I expect him to continue to work to become the kind of true center who can have a presence in the Atlantic 10."

Lewis joins freshman guard Desmond Ridenour (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/M.A.C.K. Prep), freshman forward Jordan Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/Quality Education Academy), freshman forward Isaiah Watkins (Toronto, Ontario/St. Benedict's Prep) and junior college transfer guard Tra'Vaughn White (Kansas City, Kan./Independence CC) to form the 2013-14 recruiting class.

Transfer shooting guard Micah Mason (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands/Drake), will also be part of the men's basketball program this fall. Mason, who played at Drake last season, will sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will be able to practice with the team.

The newcomers join 6-8, 220-pound Ovie Soko (London, England/Bethel HS/UAB), who sat out last season following his transfer from UAB, to give the Dukes seven new roster members for 2013-14.


NAME POS HT WT CL PPG RPG HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL (TRANSFER) Darius Lewis C 6-11 240 Fr. 13.0 10.0 Lexington, Ky./IMG (Fla.) Academy Desmond Ridenour G 6-2 180 Fr. 17.0 3.0 Cleveland Heights, Ohio/M.A.C.K. (N.C.) Prep Jordan Robinson F 6-8 235 Fr. 18.0 14.0 Toronto, Ontario/Quality Education (N.C.) Academy Isaiah Watkins F 6-8 220 Fr. 8.0 8.7 Toronto, Ontario/St. Benedict's (N.J.) Prep Tra'Vaughn White G 5-10 190 Jr. 25.9 5.5 Kansas City, Kan./Washington HS (Independence CC)

INCOMING TRANSFER ELIGIBLE IN 2014-15 Micah Mason+ G 6-2 175 So. *5.4 *1.2 Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands HS (Drake)

+ - Mason will sit out the 2013-14 season following his transfer from Drake and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining; * - stats listed from Drake in 2012-13

PREVIOUS TRANSFER ELIGIBLE IN 2013-14 Ovie Soko+ F 6-8 220 Sr. *8.3 *6.8 London, England/Bethel (Va.) HS (UAB)

+ - Soko will be eligible in 2013-14 after sitting out last season following his transfer from UAB (practiced with the team last year) * - stats listed from UAB in 2011-12

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Desmond Ridenour RIDE-en-ow-er Tra'Vaughn White TRAY-von Ovie Soko O-vee SO-ko




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