Earned the team's Bully East Most Improved Player award for the 2004-2005 season
Torero top returning scorer (12.6 ppg) and rebounder (5.2 rpg) With 924 career points, Lewis will become the 18th Torero to score 1,000+ points Received team's Bugelli Leadership Award for the 2003-2004 season
Selected team's Most Improved Player his freshman year Named to All-WCC Tournament team in 2002-2003 season
2004-2005 AT USD: After a slow start to the season Nick regrouped and turned in an outstanding year for the Toreros ... besides ranking third in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (5.2 rpg), he shot 49.8% from the field (133-267), 38.7% from three-point range (24-62) and 77.9% from the free throw line (74-95) ... in game six he scored 15 points in road win at San Jose State ... he followed that up with double digit scoring games in 17 of the final 22 contests ... posted back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Northern Arizona (13 points/10 rebounds) and UC Santa Barbara (20 points/11 rebounds) ... busted loose for a career-high 28 points (10-13 from field) to go with his 10 rebounds in 92-88 home win over Pepperdine ... totaled 11 games with 15 or more points.
2003-2004 AT USD: Turned in a solid sophomore campaign ... recipient of team's Bugelli Leadership Award ... started 25 of the 30 games he appeared in and ranked third on the team in scoring (11.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg) ... converted 44.4% of his field goal attempts (111-250), 40.3% of his three-point attempts (25-62) and and 73.0% of his free throws (84-115) ... he opened the season with a double-double (19 points/13 rebounds) against Oakland and went on to post a total of five double-doubles - NAU (20/10), UC San Diego (14/11), Santa Clara (11/14) and San Francisco (16/13) ... tallied 18 games in double digits with a personal best 20 points at NAU ... twice he converted 3-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc (vs. Pepperdine, 17 points; at Saint Mary's, 16 points) ... scored 18 points (ASU) and 15 points (Winthrop) at ASU Tournament and earned All-Tournament honors.
2002-2003 AT USD: Selected team's Most Improved Player ... one of the top freshmen in the West Coast Conference ... named to the All-WCC Tournament Team ... scored 14 points in WCC title victory over Gonzaga ... scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds against Stanford in NCAA first round tournament game ... first forward/center off the bench ... a rangy player with solid inside moves and three-point range ... averaged 8.6 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures in 10 games with a season-best 19 points vs. Cal State Northridge ... tossed in 18 points in road win at Portland ... totaled 10 points and 4 rebounds in win at UCLA ... missed four straight games with knee sprain then returned to score 8 points at San Diego State.
2001-2002 AT USD: Appeared in three games before sitting out the year with a hip injury ... played 8 minutes in win over UC San Diego finishing with 4 points and 2 assists ... also saw action against BYU and Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brophy College Preparatory ... senior year averaged 20 points per game, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots as team finished 21-7 and were state runner-up ... 1st Team All-State, First Team All-Desert Valley Region and named All-Tourney at McClintock Tournament ... junior campaign he averaged 19 points per game, 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots with team going 20-8 and reaching the state quarterfinals ... sophomore season he averaged 6 points and 2 rebounds as team finished 22-6 overall and reached the quarterfinals of the state championships ... as a member of the high school volleyball team he earned First Team All-State honors and helped lead his club to the State Championship.
PERSONAL: Born on April 20, 1983 in Portland, Oregon ... chose USD for its great location, and an opportunity to continue his education and basketball career ... also recruited by Gonzaga, Rutgers, Utah, Arizona State, Richmond and Santa Clara ... parents are John and Melodie Lewis of Paradise Valley, Arizona ... his dad, John, played baseball at the University of Nevada, Reno ... International Business major.