Scottie Lewis enters NBA Draft, signs with agent

Florida Gators sophomore guard Scottie Lewis announced his intention to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft via Instagram on Thursday night.

He will hire an agent, making him ineligible to return to Florida next season.

In his goodbye letter, he wrote:

“Gator nation!!! It has been an absolute honor being able to have that gator logo across my chest day in and day out. It was a true blessing being able to represent everyone from the alum and rowdy reptiles to the boosters and everyone else that supported us and our journey. I am beyond grateful for everything that we have accomplished and every moment will be cherished.”

He also gave a thank you to his coaches for always being honest and making him tough.

Lewis played in 21 games and started nine for the Gators this season, averaging 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds.

He is the third Florida player to enter the draft since the conclusion of the season, along with Tre Mann and Colin Castleton. Mann signed an agent as well, while Castleton said that he is just looking for feedback.

Without Lewis, the Gators are now left with just two scholarship guards from 2020-21 on the roster heading into next season.

Bailiegh Carlton
A lifelong sports fan, Bailiegh Carlton knew from a young age that she wanted to work in sports in some capacity. Before transferring to the University of Florida to study journalism, she played softball at Gulf Coast State College. She then interned for Gator Country for three years as she worked toward her degree. After graduation, Bailiegh decided to explore other opportunities in the world of sports, but all roads led her right back here. In her time away, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. When she isn't working, she can almost always be found snuggled up with sweet baby Ridley, Cody and her four fur babies.