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.
Jalen Lecque @jalenlecque10 of @BrewsterHoops & @NYRhoops on why he chose the #Wolfpack, @CoachKeattsNCSU reaction & message, Wolfpack teammates, what he hopes to work on at Brewster & bring to N.C. St., & Dennis Smith, Jr. (Part 1 of 2) #WPN 🐺 🔴⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/fOws69x4ts
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) October 2, 2018
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.