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Louisville adds transfer from Cleveland State

Trey Lewis

Cleveland State’s Trey Lewis is transferring to the University of Louisville, where he will be eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-3 guard will provide much-needed help in Pitino’s backcourt; he averaged 16.7 points per game for Cleveland State while shooting 42.3 percent from deep this past season.

As a sophomore in 2013-14, Lewis scored 15 points against the Harrison twins and third-ranked Kentucky in Rupp Arena. He will get one more shot at the Cats in Lexington next season, his final year of college basketball.

Louisville fans seem to be excited:

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13 Comments for Louisville adds transfer from Cleveland State



  1. American Errorist
    5:07 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    I think he meant Dumas Walker



  2. Lip Man 1
    5:08 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    What are the odds he gets suspended for a period of time 50/50? LOL.



  3. Laker Cat 18
    5:10 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    How is it legal to recruit a kid playing for another school and allow him to play immediately?



    • 25OR624
      6:36 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      Once you graduate, you can transfer. He initially transferred from Penn State after 2 years to Cleveland State where he played 2 years and he will graduate with a year of eligibility remaining. Pitino must see something. Here is to hoping it fails in epic fashion like the 15 seconds of multitudinal conjugal visits he may have offerred.



  4. JLP
    5:20 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Legal if kid graduates, has year of eligibility left, and goes to college with degree program your college lacks. Guessing that applies here… Like we got Mayes as transfer.



    • Laker Cat 18
      5:49 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      That makes sense, but someone has to reach out to him recruiting-wise. It’s a trend now. It’s not like these guys are just sitting around and randomly decide, “Hey, I want to go to Louisville next year.” Is it a graduate degree? If they graduate, how are they using a degree their school doesn’t offer without it being a graduate degree?



    • msnthrop
      6:12 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      He is graduating with a bachelors degree in communications management from Cleveland State…Louisville apparently offers a Masters, or possibly a PhD level program in something he wants to pursue…Georgetown, Xavier, Ohio State all had interest in him for his last year of eligibility and I’d imagine it is a pretty good way to get half of his grad school education paid for since most business type MA/MS degrees don’t include funding resources…



  5. Gitback Coach
    5:54 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Should be a solid addition for a Cards squad that needs someone, anyone to shoot the ball well. Still no match for our countless Micky D super heroes, but hey, good for little brother.



  6. jonthes
    5:55 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Oh, no! How will we survive the onslaught of this Cleveland State juggernaut!



  7. Kyblue34
    6:01 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Pitino does not have a great history with first year players, whether Freshmen or transfers, and getting them integrated into his system. He will make some impact, but not a major one in my opinion.



  8. BlueDNA
    7:12 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    It’s totally legal and Pitino has been very open about pursuing 1 or 2 5th year seniors. It’s rent-a-player. At least one and dones have the option to come back. L1C4 my **s.



  9. Count Nefaria
    11:53 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Doesn’t this technically make him a “ONE AND DONE” player at UofL? I thought Pitino and the UofL fans didn’t like “ONE AND DONE” players because they didn’t really care about the program, they are just players for hire, and you don’t get enough time to “bond” with the player etc, etc. That is the bullcrap they have said about our players for years now…I guess they are really just hypocritical haters.



  10. TJY
    8:27 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    I was going to throw my 2 cents in but who really cares? If this guy was good enough to play at a top D1 program, it wouldn’t have taken him 5 years to find one. Good luck at UofL young man.