Lewis staying at JMU despite interest from high major programs

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Sources confirmed to WHSV Monday night that JMU men's basketball player Matt Lewis is remaining with the Dukes after high major programs had expressed interest in the guard.

Shane Mettlen of the Daily News-Record first reported the news.

Lewis is one of JMU's top players. The 6'5" combo guard averaged 16.4 points per game during his sophomore season in 2018-2019.

James Madison head coach Louis Rowe spoke with WHSV Monday night via phone but did not comment on other teams' interest in Lewis.

"I just want Matt (Lewis) to be happy and have fun," said Rowe. "I think he has a chance to be one of the best players in JMU history."

Rowe went on to say current players are "under a lot of pressure."

Lewis sent out the following Tweet Monday evening: