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Derrick Lewis, former Dunbar and Northeastern basketball standout, dies at 52

Derrick Lewis, former Dunbar and Northeastern basketball standout, dies at 52

Former Dunbar and Northeastern basketball standout Derrick Lewis died April 4 in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 52.

A viewing will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services at 4905 York Road. Funeral services will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Spread the Word Cathedral, which is located at 4100 Frankford Ave.

Lewis was a 1984 Dunbar graduate who played two seasons with the Poets before earning a scholarship to play at South Carolina. After his freshman year, he transferred to Northeastern, where he was reunited with late Dunbar teammate Reggie Lewis, no relation. Derrick Lewis played three years at Northeastern and averaged 16...

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