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INTERVIEW: 5-star commit Jalen Lecque answers the question ‘Why NC State?’



This morning was a good one for Kevin Keatts and the Wolfpack. That’s because 2019 5-star guard Jalen Lecque committed to the Wolfpack.

Lecque is an absolute elite athlete who can do it all (especially above the rim). Here he is answering Andrew Slater‘s question of why he chose NC State. (Slater is a writer for The Athletic)

Here are the bulleted highlights from the interview:

  • Coaching staff, players and fans felt like family. Felt like home.
  • It was just the right fit.
  • Keatts talked about becoming a winner and becoming a workhorse.
  • State has the pieces for him to just come in a play right away.
  • Like the staff and was treated life family
  • Told Keatts he was coming a few days ago. Staff was really excited and full of joy.
  • Coming to NC State and going to be aggressive, strong, and a winner.
  • Wants to lead NC State to the Sweet 16, Elite 8 and eventually the championship.
  • Very aggressive player Very exciting. Loves to play the game.
  • Needs to work on basketball vision. Working on his shot and it’s gotten a lot better.
  • Wants to become a dead-eye shooter
  • Friends with Blake Harris. TD and CJ were very welcoming and wanted him there.
  • Team was hyped to hear he was coming on board.
  • Keatts wants him to have the ball in his hands. Be the next Dennis Smith but win games for him.
  • Keatts is a really good coach. Going to lead him to where he needs to go.
  • Always looked up to Dennis Smith Jr.

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