Guard Julien Lewis Leaves Texas, Will Transfer to Fresno State

27 Jul By
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Julien Lewis

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Sophomore guard Julien Lewis is the third player to announce his intent to leave the Longhorn basketball program after the turbulent 2012-13 season. Lewis, who was the Longhorns’ third leading scorer last season, will join the Fresno State Bulldogs in 2014 – he will have to sit out next season per NCAA rules.

This was a predictable outcome to the feisty guard’s short time with the Longhorns basketball program.

According to SB Nation, Coach Rick Barnes had a contentious relationship with Lewis, evident by his lack of playing time toward the end of conference play.

Barnes obviously saw the writing on the wall when he recruited a fourth guard, Martez Walker, late in the recruiting cycle.

According to Mark Burman of Fox 26, Lewis informed the staff of his decision to transfer back in April. Burman also tweeted the following statement from Lewis: "Texas is a good school overall, but I can do better things somewhere else."

Lewis averaged 11.2 points in 21 starts while wearing burnt orange.

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