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Texas pursuing Cleveland State G transfer Trey Lewis

Calling all shooters.

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The Texas Longhorns are one of five schools showing interest in Cleveland State Vikings transfer guard Trey Lewis, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Other competition for the 6'2, 190-pound guard includes Louisville, UConn, Penn State, and Ohio State. Lewis just visited the Cardinals last week after drawing head coach Rick Pitino's attention by scoring 24 of Cleveland State's 33 points in a loss to Louisville last fall.

A native of Cleveland, Lewis has plenty of options to stay in the region, with Xavier one program thought to be a strong contender for his services.

The primary trait that makes Lewis so appealing to all of those schools is his sharp-shooting ability -- the former Penn State signee set a school record by making 96 three pointers during his junior season on 42.3% shooting from distance. In one December game, he scored 32 points by connecting on 9-of-11 three pointers. He'll graduate this spring and have one year of eligibility remaining.

It's probably a long shot for Texas to land his services, but it's a sign that new head coach Shaka Smart is placing a high premium on finding shooters to space the court and provide another long-range option for his high-octane system.