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Duquesne's Lewis II will stay at school after mulling transfer

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Duquesne's Mike Lewis II drives against Fordham's Christian Sengfelder on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
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Duquesne's Mike Lewis II drives against Fordham's Christian Sengfelder on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Duquesne freshman guard Mike Lewis II, who had contemplated transferring after former coach Jim Ferry was fired, said on his Twitter account Tuesday he has decided to stay.

“It won't be easy, but it's time to make history on the Bluff,” he wrote.

Lewis led the Dukes in scoring during the 2016-2017 season with an average of 14.4 points. The Dukes finished 10-22, 3-15 and in last place in the Atlantic 10.

New coach Keith Dambrot said last week at his introductory news conference that keeping Lewis was key to his rebuilding plans.

“I love Mike Lewis. I like everything about him,” he said. “He's a true, winning, caring guy I can build a whole program around because he's a consistent human being. I think he's a key guy in really helping us make the jump.”

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