Jalen Lecque went from a regional recruit to a national recruit in one summer. He decided to reclassify from the class of 2018 to 2019 and transfer from Monsignor Scanlan in New York to the Christ School in North Carolina. So far this has been a smart move for him as he has made an easy adjustment to his new high school.
“I’ve liked the transformation to my new school and the opportunity has been great,” he said. “I love all of the support I’ve received from everybody and I’ve been getting better exposure out here.”
Lecque has added offers from the likes of Kansas, Baylor, Oregon, Texas, Syracuse and more. He’s thankful of these new opportunities especially when looking back to the early part of his high school career where he held mainly mid-major offers.
“It’s great to get these looks because people don't get this chance all the time,” said Lecque. “Getting this opportunity is great for me so I just need to keep working.”
The class of 2019 prospect mentioned some of the schools that have done a good job making him a priority.
“Texas, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland and there’s a lot more that have been recruiting me hard,” Lecque said.
Kentucky has yet to extend an offer to Lecque, but they are starting to express heavy interest in him.
“Assistant coach Joel Justus has been talking to me, my coaches and family,” he told MADE Hoops. “They’ve been saying that I am a priority and that they like my game.”
The latest school to offer the class of 2019 prospect is the Oregon Ducks. The coaches think he will fit right in with how they play.
“They were saying that they love me and that they would be excited to have me play for them with my play style,” Lecque said.
The Texas Longhorns are one of the first high major schools to start heavily recruiting him.
“Shaka Smart and the coaches there have been recruiting me hard, they love me over there,” he said. “They are saying that I am a big priority for them.”
Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins have done a good job showing him love.
“Yeah Maryland loves me, they have shown me a lot of love and have seen me a couple of times,” said Lecque.
Lecque also mentioned that schools have brought up to him that they would be interested in recruiting him for the class of 2018, but before entertaining that the next step for him is to cut down his list, which could come out sometime soon.
“It should come out soon and it’ll be a great opportunity for me because I’m new to this,” he said. “I’m just going to talk to my parents and going from there.”