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Division II Lewis nabs one of state's top shooters

Lewis University and coach Scott Trost were in search of a knockdown perimeter shooter. The Flyers landed a good one on Monday, securing a commitment from 6-2 guard Capel Henshaw of downstate Harrisburg.

Henshaw put together a solid summer playing with the Illinois Bears on the AAU circuit and was courted by several small college programs. Henshaw, who is currently the No. 42 ranked player in the Hoops Report’s Class of 2013 player rankings, visited Lewis this past weekend. He committed on Monday and fills a void of a much-needed perimeter threat for Lewis.

A two-sport star in both football and basketball at Harrisburg, Henshaw is a deadly three-point shooter with a quick release and sound mechanics. The Hoops Report considers the physicall strong Henshaw one of the top five shooters in the state in the Class of 2013.

Henshaw, who has already scored over 1,000 points in his career, pumped in a game-high 22 points in a sectional championship game win as a junior last season. He was MVP of the Eldorado Holiday Tournamnt and finished last season averaging 15.6 points and 8 rebounds a game in leading his team to a Class 2A supersectional.

The 2012 recuiting class brought in a bundle of size. Lewis signed a trio of in-state big men in 6-8 Kyle Nelson of St. Charles North, 6-7 Jared Ellis of Marion and 6-8 Brad Foster of Lincoln-Way Central, along with 6-7 Paul Baumgart out of Michigan and 6-6 David Heckman out of Indiana. Now Henshaw adds a big perimeter threat for Lewis, which boasts a strong current sophomore group led by Ryan Jackson (Riverside-Brookfield) and Julian Lewis (Homewood-Flossmoor).

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