BREAKDOWN: Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior guard, is an explosive scorer with a good mid-range game and the ability to defend on the perimeter. He ranks 15th on USC's all-time three-point baskets made list with 106 and in USC's Pac-10 Finals game became the school's 34th player to reach the 1,000 career points plateau. He enters the season ranked 31st on USC's all-time scoring list with 1,047 career points.
2008-09: Was USC's leading scorer with a 14.4 average and top shooter from the free throw line, hitting at a .748 clip. He scored in double figures in 27 of his 33 games and posted seven games of 20 or more points. Had a career-best 26 points on 9 of 16 shooting vs. San Francisco on Dec. 1. Matched that total with 26 points at Oregon on Jan. 2 in the Pac-10 opener. Also had a 25-point game in USC's one-point loss at Oklahoma on Dec. 4. Made a career-high six three-pointers and finished with 21 points at Arizona on Feb. 15. Registered 20 points and six rebounds in the 72-55 opening-round win in the NCAA Tournament vs. Boston College on March 20. Led the Trojans with 19 points in the second-round loss vs. Michigan State on March 22. Scored 13 points and had three assists in USC's Pac-10 Finals win over Arizona State to give him 1,008 career points, the 34th Trojan to reach that level. Made a career-best 10 free throws (10-for-12) in the win vs. Arizona on Jan. 17.
2007-08: Scored in double figures in 18 of 33 games. Has started 32 of 33 games, coming off the bench at Stanford on Jan. 5. Ranked second on the team in points (357), shots taken (293) and three-point baskets (31). His career high in points as a freshman was 14 and he passed that in the first game of the season with 15 vs. Mercer on Nov. 10. Then scored 18 points on Nov. 17 at South Carolina and on Dec. 17 vs. Delaware State (8-for-9 from the field). Scored a career-high 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line at Oregon on Jan. 26. Scored 21 points in the overtime win vs. California on March 6. He had a career-high six rebounds in that game and matched that with six board vs. Arizona State in the Pac-10 quarterfinals on March 13. Had eight points, an assist and a steal in the NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas State.
2006-07: Lewis was one of the more pleasant surprises for USC in his first season. Came off the bench and scored 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting and had four rebounds in the win vs. St. Mary's on Nov. 18. Made his first start on Nov. 24 vs. Long Beach State and had seven points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Matched his season highs in rebounds (5) and assists (3) while scoring 11 points in the win vs. Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 14. Scored 11 points in 21 minutes vs. Washington State on Dec. 30. Started again on Jan. 4 at Oregon and had 10 points and five rebounds to help the Trojans snap the Ducks' 13-game winning streak. Scored 11 points and was a season-best 3-for-3 from three-point range on Feb. 1 vs. Oregon State. Scored a season-high 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting on Feb. 24 vs. California. Started twice in USC's first 15 games and nine times in the last 22 games. Played in all 37 games and reached double figures in scoring eight times.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lewis played his senior season at James Taylor High in Katy, Tex., after being uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. Lewis helped lead James Taylor High to a 17-10 record by scoring 21 points per game and was named first-team all-region. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 44 shooting guard in the Class of 2006. As a junior at Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, La., he averaged 27.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He was named first-team all-state by the New Orleans Times-Pacayune. Was a fourth-team selection Parade All-American for the 2004-05 season. He was coached at Archbishop Rummel High by Steve Alfonso.
PERSONAL: Lewis was born on Oct. 7, 1987. He is a Social Sciences and History major at USC. Lists his favorite movie as "How High." Says his favorite basketball player all-time is Michael Jordan. Likes to play video games in his spare time.