Alabama basketball is experiencing an exodus in the wake of the dismissal of head coach Avery Johnson. Point guard Kira Lewis is one of the players who has entered the transfer portal.
Lewis, a four-star recruit in the 2018 class, led the Crimson Tide in scoring (13.5 ppg) and assists (2.9 apg) this season. AL.com's Matt Zenitz first reported that he entered the portal yesterday.
According to The Athletic's Andrew Slater, multiple programs have inquired about Lewis since he put his name on the market. Duke is reportedly one of them.
Duke, Memphis and TCU have all contacted Lewis, Slater tweeted.
Lewis would have to sit out next season, barring a waiver. He would then have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2020-21.
He could, of course, also elect to return to Alabama. Entering the transfer portal only guarantees a player can be in contact with other programs, not that he ultimately has to leave his current one.
As for Duke, the Blue Devils have Tre Jones running the point this season. Jones could be a one-and-done player, and even if he returns next year, is unlikely to spend four years in college.
That could potentially open up a spot on the roster for Lewis.