Students in the Red Scare student section knew all about Kira Lewis. They chanted his name Friday before the season opener against UD Arena.
Lewis, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Ala., visited Dayton and watched from the behind the bench as the Flyers beat Ball State 78-77.
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Lewis ranks 81st in the class of 2019, according to 247Sports.com. He's the 15th-ranked point guard in the nation and the third-ranked player overall in Alabama.
Dayton coach Anthony Grant visited Lewis in September. Hazel Green is in northern Alabama, 16 miles north of Huntsville.
💯 pic.twitter.com/iqIew01lyW— Kira Lewis (@Mr_Lewis3) November 11, 2017
Dayton showed a lot of love ! I️ enjoyed it
Grant has plenty of experience recruiting in Alabama. He coached at the University of Alabama from 2009-15 and also coached in the Southeastern Conference under Billy Donovan at Florida from 1996-2006.
Dayton will have at least three scholarships open in 2019, losing John Crosby, Josh Cunningham and Xeyrius Williams after the 2018-19 season. That number could change depending on what happens with Sam Miller, the suspended junior forward.
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