Lee, Lewis to play on summer league teams


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two graduate transfer guards that played last season at the University of Louisville have landed on NBA Summer League teams.

Damion Lee will play for the Miami Heat summer league team, which begins play on July 2 in Orlando. Trey Lewis will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer league team, which begins play on July 8 in Las Vegas.

A second-team All-ACC selection, Lee led the Cardinals in scoring, averaging 15.9 points and 1.5 steals (fifth in the ACC) while shooting 84.3 percent from the free-throw line (fifth in the ACC). Lee scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games last season and was the Cardinals’ top scorer in 16 games.

From Baltimore, Md., Lee buried 257 three-pointers in his collegiate career at Drexel and Louisville, including a team-high 61 threes in his only season with the Cardinals. The graduate transfer scored a combined 2,016 career points at the two schools.

Lewis, who hails from Cleveland, started in the Cardinals backcourt for his lone season in Louisville last year as the team posted a 23-8 record and ranked No. 16 in the final Associated Press poll. He was second on the Cardinals’ team in scoring (11.3 PPG), assists (2.3 APG) and three-point field goals (46).

A tri-captain and an All-ACC Academic team selection, Lewis made a three-pointer in 23 of 31 games and at least two in 14 games.  He scored 1,514 career points in his collegiate career, including his stints at Penn State and Cleveland State.