Thunderbird Named New York's 'Mr. Basketball'

Savion Lewis   Photo/Section XI Athletics

Savion Lewis Photo/Section XI Athletics

Half Hollow Hills High School East’s all-star guard Savion Lewis is the first player from Suffolk to win the state’s coveted Mr. Basketball award since 2010.

Lewis, Hills East’s all-time leader in points, assists and steals, is a three-time varsity captain, All-State selection and Long Island Player of the Year. He’s been nominated this year for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award and McDoland’s All-American squad.

He’ll continue his basketball career at Quinnipiac University, which he committed to earlier this year.

“Mr. Basketball” is the state’s top hoops award and it’s presented each year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.

The last player from Suffolk to win it was Tobias Harris, a Half Hollow Hills West grad who now plays in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Harris gave a shot out to Lewis on Twitter over the weekend: “Kid’s gonna be special,” he wrote.

Lewis also took to Twitter on Friday after learning he’d been selected for the BCANY award.

Lewis wrote, “Mr. Basketball of New York – so blessed.”