UTEP lands California Guard Lewis Stallworth

Last night, UTEP landed 6'1 combo guard Lewis Stallworth, as shown above.

Hart senior guard Lewis Stallworth issued a verbal commitment to the University of Texas at El Paso on Sunday. Stallworth is out of Newhall, California, and stands at 6'1, 175 lb and is a combo guard who has really come on as a scorer in his senior season at Hart High School. With this addition, it now stands at five guards who have committed to Tim Floyd and the Miners for 2014. Next winter, he’ll begin playing for a UTEP team coached by Tim Floyd, who is a former head coach of USC basketball and multiple NBA teams. “I talked to him multiple times and it seems like he knows what he’s doing as far as getting players to the next level from college,” Stallworth said. As a junior, Stallworth averaged 18 points and was named to The Signal’s All-Santa Clarita Valley first team. He’s also gained exposure by playing for the Aim High travel ball team created by former NBA star Kenny Smith. Stallworth had previously received an offer from Seton Hall in June and he said he was talking with a few other schools on the West Coast. Though he’s primarily a shooting guard for Hart, the senior is being recruited as a point guard for UTEP. Stallworth said he’s played the point position more for his travel team.


As a Junior he helped Hart to a 25-3 record, he has division-one athletic ability, and a knack for the dribble for the drive, looking for teammates in the process of his constant penetration. Stallworth is a physical specimen who is also an explosive athlete. He affects the game in multiple ways due to his speed, strength, and bounce. Offensively, he has a scorer's mentality and loves to penetrate the defense with the dribble. With the abundance of guards for this program, it should be interesting to see where Stallworth ends up on the depth chart.

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