Class of 2019 guard Jalen Lecque
Jalen Lecque had another strong showing at an event this AAU season. He was one of the top guards at the Nike Elite 100 camp. Lecque took advantage of the opportunity in playing against some of the best in the class of 2019 and 2020.
"You know it's just a great experience being in this event and playing against the best of the best,” he said. “I'm just proving that I can play against everyone."
He has been working on becoming more of a point guard as he is more commonly referred as a shooting guard.
"This season, I was more of a combo guard, but I was scoring more because I can help my team that way,” Lecque said. “Now since I have players that can score, I can play the point guard. That’s what I’ve been working on.”
Alabama, St. John’s, Ohio State, UConn, Villanova and Florida all reached out to him on June 15th at Midnight. He mentioned that he spoke to some head coaches throughout the day as well.
"I spoke to Villanova head coach Jay Wright, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Danny Manning from Wake Forest texted me not too long ago,” he said.
He decided to visit Villanova recently as they have been recruiting him hard.
"They said after June 15th they want me to visit so I just wanted to visit since it's so close,” Lecque said. “Coach Wright wants to see me play more because he hasn't seen me, only his staff has. His staff said they were very impressed with my play."
Five programs are standing out since being able to contact him.
"Syracuse, Villanova and UConn are holding me to being a priority,” said Lecque. Texas and Texas Tech have also been recruiting me hard."
Reclassifying from the class of 2018 to the class of 2019 has paid off for Lecque.
"2018 it was tough, I realized I can play with both, but going 2019 made more sense,” he said. “I've been playing 2018 so much that 2019 is easier to me."
Lecque is looking to improve in two different parts of his game going forward.
"I just want to improve my mindset during the games,” Lecque said. “Instead of taking plays off, I need to be hungrier and want to play every game. I’m also looking to become more of a consistent shooter.”