Inaugural Guy V. Lewis Award Watch List Released

Inaugural Guy V. Lewis Award Watch List Released

Award given annually by the Greater Houston Basketball Committee to the Houston-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year beginning in 2012

Houston, TX – The newly formed Greater Houston Basketball Committee (GHBC) announced the inaugural Watch List of candidates for the first annual Guy V. Lewis Award. Beginning in 2012, the Guy V. Lewis Award will be given annually to the Boys High School Player of the Year in the Greater Houston area. Players were nominated to the Watch List by their respective high school coaches, the GHBC board and members of the local Houston area media and scouting outlets. The complete list of initial Watch List candidates for the highest honor in Houston area high school basketball can be seen at www.guyvlewisaward.org/watchlist. This is not the complete list, as players who become noticed by the committee as the season progresses will be added. The final day to nominate players will be December 9, 2011.

Players eligibility for the Guy V. Lewis Award is based on a formula that includes academics, character on and off the court and basketball skills.

Voting for the Guy V. Lewis Award will be comprised of three voting blocks. The majority of the total will be comprised of The Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association and a panel of local Houston media members. However, fans will also have the opportunity to vote online for their candidates at the Award’s website, www.guyvlewisaward.org and the fan vote will be added to formula. The Top 20 players for the Lewis Award will be announced in early February and the list will be pared to the Final 10 in early March. Voting will coincide with the Texas high school basketball playoffs. The announcement of the Guy V. Lewis Award will occur the Tuesday prior to the Final Four each year, a fitting spot for the award, considering that only eight coaches in NCAA history ever took their teams to more Final Fours than Lewis, who guided to UH Cougars to five. The 2012 Lewis Award winner will be announced at an event on March 27, 2012 at the Bayou City Events Center in Houston.

The newly formed Greater Houston Basketball Committee is a non-profit, 501c3 (pending) organization whose mission is the promotion of the game of basketball at all levels in the greater Houston area. That area is defined by Harris County and every Texas County that is immediately adjacent to Harris County. The Board of Directors of GHBC is comprised of twenty members with an Executive Committee of six members. The website listed above is the official website to find more information about the Greater Houston Basketball Committee. The group will hold an annual event to welcome the five finalists for the Guy V. Lewis Award in March each year with all proceeds from any event going to projects that will put the spotlight on the game of basketball in Houston.

Inquiries and information for GHBC can be directed to info@guyvlewisaward.org

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