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Kira Lewis declares for the 2020 NBA draft

Hazel Green High grad and Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.
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Kira Lewis Jr. #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide dribbles down the court during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks

Hazel Green High grad and Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.

Lewis announced his decision Wednesday and said he's leaving the door open for a possible return to Tuscaloosa. He will have until June 15 to withdraw from the draft.

According to Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, Lewis is the No. 13 overall player in the class.

The 6'3" point guard earned first-team All-SEC honors this season after averaging 18.5 points, 5.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.

He's shown a knack for using his quickness to get into the lane and finish around the rim against bigger opponents. He is also dangerous from the outside, shooting 36.6 percent from three-point range.

With double-digit points in 29 of 31 games this year and 37 points in an overtime win over Anthony Edwards and Georgia, there should be no doubts about his scoring ability.

Lewis' consistent playmaking also allowed him to create for others despite limited talent around him, showcasing a wide offensive skill set that will translate to the NBA.

The Alabama native is young for his grade after reclassifying out of high school, playing the 2019-20 season as an 18-year-old sophomore.

Credit: Alabama Athletics
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