MILTON, Ga – Fourteen-year-old basketball phenom Chris Lewis -- the son of former Jets linebacker Mo Lewis -- was offered two college scholarships Monday, despite only being in middle school.
The 6ft 7in, 190-pound power forward got the extra early offers from New Mexico and Memphis after dominating in an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournament over the weekend, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Lewis has averaged more than 20 points per game at Northwestern Middle School, which is located across the street from Class AAAAA powerhouse Milton High School -- state champions twice in the past three years.
Milton coach David Boyd told the newspaper that Lewis posted a number of double-doubles in scrimmages against much older players from his team last summer and knew that the offers would come.
"I have been waiting for that first offer to arrive ... and it finally came today. I knew it was coming because Chris is that good, has that much upside and that much potential," Boyd said.
"They love the fact that he's 6ft 7in at 14 years old ... [and] he has an outstanding athletic pedigree with his father's football accomplishments.
"He would've played a lot for us this past season if the GHSA rules allowed an eighth-grader to play on our high school team. He's that good.
"In middle school, he was dunking all over the place with both his right and left hand."
Mo Lewis, 42, spent 13 seasons with the Jets from 1991-2003, earning three Pro Bowl selections.