First, the research on this one was easy because Tamiah did the hard work already: tamiahlewis.com
Second, seriously, check that site out. She gives highlights of everything and a full performance of her doing Gymnopédie No.1.
Third, to basketball. From Greater Atlanta Christian, coached by a former WNBA player, and including players who are now at Georgia Tech and Auburn, Tamiah Lewis joins the Bulldogs primarily as a scorer, especially from long range. She averaged around 13 points per game from her Sophomore through Senior years, with some minor production in other categories. Lewis scored over 1,000 points in her prep career. Watching the videos, she shows excellent form.
Outside of shooting, Tamiah exhibits closing speed on defense, a willingness to drive, and good court vision. Unfortunately, some footage shows her out of position on fast breaks, finishing her drives with wild shots, and questionable passes.
However, the true mold she fits into is the student-athlete.
Her list of awards is a mile long, including academic, scoring, leadership, and music. Certainly from her vocal presence on the court, one can easily discern her leadership skills and intelligence.
I’m looking forward to her development as a player because based on much of what I’ve found, she’s willing to put in the effort to develop. Since she was the last player to sign for this class and she comes from a team that had players going to Power-5 schools, she may be coming in with something to prove. That said, I’m fairly certain Coach Mock Kirkpatrick will be deploying her as a catch and shoot-kind of player, at least for this first year.
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