Nov. 7, 2008
The Cougar trio was selected by head coach Tom Penders and his coaching staff.
Lewis enters the 2008-09 season as the team's leading returning scorer after averaging 10.2 points per game a year ago. The Fort Worth native made 23 starts and scored a career-high 28 points, including seven treys, against Valparaiso during the quarterfinals of the inaugural 2008 College Basketball Invitational at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Williams overcame a broken finger on his shooting hand a year ago to establish himself as one of the team's steadiest performers. The Chicago native scored a career-high 23 points at Conference USA rival UAB and grabbed four rebounds per game, tying for the team high among returning players this season.
Coleman begins his first year in the Cougar program this season after an award-winning two seasons at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Houston native averaged 23 points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals as a freshman and scored a team-high 25 points against Hinds Community College a year ago.
Lewis, Williams and Coleman and their Cougar teammates open their 2008-09 season at 3 p.m. (CST), Monday when they face Georgia Southern during the first game of the Durham Regional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The game can be heard live on 790 AM The Sports Animal with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action.