The 2011 Division I Co-Player of the Year in Ohio, Lewis is a fearless competitor and hard-working leader who will look to make an immediate impact on a Nittany Lion team that graduated four starters from last season. His outgoing and infectious personality has already made an impact and helped to bond a group of seven Nittany Lion newcomers. A scoring combo guard, Lewis brings tremendous shooting range and a slasher's ability to get to the basket as well as the background and skills of a point guard.
"Trey brings toughness to our team. He has the ability to make plays for others and shoots the ball better than I expected. He is a true combo guard, because of the way he can score the ball."
- Patrick Chambers
Named the 2011 Ohio Division I Co-Player of the Year and the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Boys Basketball Player of the Year...an All-Ohio Division I first-team selection...posted 23 ppg, 5.1 apg and 4.8 rpg in his senior season...Runner-up for Ohio Mr. Basketball honors to AAU teammate and Michigan commit Trey Burke...had his jersey retired...Led Garfield Heights to a 24-2 record and the Ohio High School Athletics Association Final Four in senior campaign...scored 33 points, including a state tournament record eight three-pointers, as the Bulldogs fell to Columbus Northland at Ohio State's Value City Arena in the state semifinals...scored more than 1,350 career points and set the school's single season three-point record...A three-year team captain...led Garfield Heights to its third Northeast Ohio Conference Championship in four years and the school's first Associated Press State Poll championship, second Plain Dealer top 25 poll title in three years and No. 24 national ranking...Lewis' accolades include the Northeast Lakes District Player of the Year and Northeast Ohio Conference Player of the Year...selected to play in the annual North-South and Ohio vs. Kentucky all-star games...hit 48 percent of his three-pointers, 51 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the line in his senior season...posted 21.3 ppg as a junior while hitting 51 percent from three...played one season of AAU basketball for All-Ohio Red and his final year for the Donyell Marshall Foundation Friends 4 Life AAU program...had strong interest from Wisconsin, Indiana, Saint Joseph's and Xavier.
Full name is Joseph Lewis III...nickname "Trey" comes from being the third Joseph Lewis and the third of three children of his parents Joe and Nina Lewis...Born Oct. 18, 1992...has two older sisters, Aja (27) and Jazmine (24)...plans to pursue a degree in business...was a member of the National Honor Society and earned a student-athlete award and highest team GPA in high school...lists playing the piano, rapping and performing magic tricks among hobbies.