McDonald’s All-American Scottie Lewis, a crowd’s favorite, recently held a fundraiser donating all the proceeds to Lunch Break, a nonprofit that helps feed homeless people. Titled “Hoops for Homeless”, Lewis recruited all the Jersey Shore’s top talent in a competitive All-star like game. He was able to get top 100 ESPN talent like Jalen Gaffney, Aidan Igiehon, and Paul Mulcahy to come out and support the event.
The game wasn’t like your ordinary, uncompetitive All-Star game either. The top shore talent was going at it, helping bring awareness to the event. Lewis’ performance was just like his Ranney School games. Knockdown three-pointers over defenders, bouncy dunks, and solid takes to the rim, finishing in tight situations.
The game ended in a nail biter, getting sent into overtime by a clutch shot from University of Denver commit, Owen McGlashan. These circumstances weren’t expected so Lewis discussed with the refs and the game was going to be decided by who made the first shot. A minute later, Clemson commit, Al-Amir Dawes pulled a stepback three, won his team the game, and later posed like Damian Lillard.
The overall atmosphere Lewis managed to put together will surely bring people back as he announced the event will return next year for the 3rd time. Lewis finished his speech at the event with a dunk off the wall displaying the Ranney School banners and stunned the crowd. View the photo below to see the crowd’s reaction.
Lewis’ future outlook is incredibly high. Coming off a lifelong goal of winning the Tournament of Champions final, using his social platforms to bring recognition to those less fortunate, and heading off to Gainesville this summer to continue his academic and athletic career as a Gator, it won’t be surprising to hear his name this time next year in the 2020 NBA draft.