#5 Wendell Lewis
Position: C
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 258
Year: Senior
Hometown: Selma, AL
High School: Selma HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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2013-14 • Senior
-Did not play senior season.

-Finished his career 146-of-252 shooting and made 47 of 86 free throws. In his 98 total games, of which he started 13, had 322 rebounds, 24 assists, 68 blocked shots and 28 steals to go along with his 339 points. For career, averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.


2012-13 • Senior
-Received a medical redshirt after appearing in just eight games, starting five of them, after suffering a fractured right patella in practice.

-Averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds.

-Scored a career-high 20 points against Texas San-Antonio in his final game of the season.

-Posted his second-career double-double against Providence with 16 points and 11 rebounds, which tied his career-high.

-Shot .938 from the charity stripe (15-of-16).

-Against Florida Atlantic, tied his career-high with 3 assists.

-Attempted a career-high 9 field goals two times, the last in his final game of the year against Texas-San Antonio.

-Scored in double figures three times.


2011-12 • Junior
-Appeared in all 33 games for the Bulldogs and drew a career-best six starts.

-Averaged 3.8 points and 4.0 rebounds, while leading MSU with 30 blocked shots.

-Scored a career-high 14 points against Northwestern State.

-Posted first-career double-double against UT Martin with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

-Against Tennessee, tied his career-high with 5 blocks.

-First start of the year was against South Alabama, where he totaled 4 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

-Tied his career-high of 2 steals three times, the last in Dallas against Baylor.

-Played a career-high 37 minutes against Florida Atlantic and responded with 8 points and 6 rebounds.

-Against UMass in the NIT, had 2 points to go along with his 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of play.


2010-11 • Sophomore
-Appeared in all 31 games for MSU and drew two starts.

-Averaged 3.7 points and 3.8 rebounds, while tying Kodi Augustus for the most blocked shots with 30. Averaged 15 minutes of playing time.

-Scored a season-best 10 points at home against Alabama (1-8-11), a total that was also a career-high.

-Hauled in a career-best 9 rebounds against St. Mary's (12-28-10) in Las Vegas. In SEC play, best rebounding effort came at Tennessee (2-26-11) with 8.

-Dished out a career-high 3 assists against Troy (11-26-10).

-Seven times had 2 or more blocks and had career-best 5 vs. St. Mary's.

-Collected season- and career-high 2 steals at Tennessee.

-Scored the game-winning shot at Tennessee on a dunk with 3.4 seconds left.

-Against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament, had 6 points and 6 rebounds.


2009-10 • Freshman
-Appeared in 26 games for the Bulldogs and logged 142 minutes (5.5 average).

-Saw first action against Rider in the season opener.

-Scored his first career points in Game 2 against Southeastern Louisiana.

-His most productive game came against St. Bonaventure on Dec. 5, where he totaled season highs in minutes (15), blocked shots (3) and points (7), while tying career high with 5 rebounds.

-Lewis' first SEC action came against Arkansas at home, where he grabbed two offensive rebounds in three minutes.

-On the year, he averaged 1.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and had 5 blocks while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor (15-31).

-An ankle injury sidelined him in the final two regular season games, but he returned to action against Kentucky in the finals of the SEC Tournament.

-In the two NIT games against Jackson State and defending NCAA champion North Carolina at Humphrey Coliseum, Lewis played a combined six minutes.


High School
As a senior, Lewis led his team in points (16.5), rebounds (11.2) and blocks (3) en route to earning team MVP honors. ... Earned all-state honors and was instrumental in leading his team to a 21-11 ledger that included a berth in the Class 5A state tournament. ... Ranked by the Birmingham News as the sixth-best senior in Alabama. ... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee. ... Made the All-Tournament teams at the "Rumble on the Ridge," "Wilcox Central Christmas Classic" and the "Selma High Invitational." ... Garnered All-Regional Team honors and was a 3rd team All-State performer. ... As a junior, averaged 14.8 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. ... Also was a high jumper for the track & field team. ... Coming out of high school, ESPN ranked Lewis as the 28th overall best center in the country.


Wendell Lewis was born Sept. 21, 1989, in Selma, Ala. ... Majoring in sports kinesiology. ... The son of Daine and Wendell Lewis.



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