Djonkam rated among VA’s best avaiable bigs Examine the list of available bigs in VA, and it would be a challenging task to name one that is more productive than West Springfield's Lewis Djonkam. Since transferring mid-last season from local…
Djonkam rated among VA’s best avaiable bigs
Examine the list of available bigs in VA, and it would be a challenging task to name one that is more productive than West Springfield's Lewis Djonkam. Since transferring mid-last season from local private school powerhouse Bishop O'Connell, he has been asked to carry the load offensively for the Spartans. That's something he feels he is prepared to do.
“I think my scoring ability is underrated,” Djonkam began. “At O'Connell, I wasn't asked to score a lot, but when it comes down to it, I'm an aggressive scorer.”
At 6'8, Djonkam is a mobile, skilled big with a superb work-rate. He currently holds two division 1 offers from Tulsa and La Salle. Robert Morris, Shenandoah, and George Mason are among the host of other schools expressing interest. Lewis has put in tireless work in the gym to expand the range on his jumpshot. His hard work is beginning to pay dividends.
“I'm able to shoot the three ball now,” he said. “My range got a lot better than it was last year.”
During the Metro South Fall League, we've seen evidence of the aforementioned improvements. Djonkam has shown the ability to consistently knock down perimeter jump shots with his feet set. He's also become a vocal presence, and a leader to his teammates.
“I would describe my game as energetic,” said Djonkam. “I'm always moving, I'm always talking. I'm a leader on the court.”
Djonkam should easily average a double-double for West Springfield this year. He does a terrific job of rebounding in traffic and running the floor. He mentioned two goals that he had in mind as he prepares for his senior season.
“Most definitely want to win districts,” he said. “Another big goal is to beat Westfield. Tyler (Scanlon) and Blake (Francis) are over there. Those are my boys.”