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NC State Commit Jalen Lecque Talks Possibility of Going Straight to NBA

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NC State 2019 Basketball Commit Jalen Lecque has been down in the Bahamas with his Brewster Academy prep squad, and 7 NBA teams were down there scouting him and some of the other talent on display.

Lecque caught up with ESPN, and gave his perspective on the possibility of skipping college at NC State altogether, and going straight to the NBA.

“I could be a freshman on a college campus right now,” Lecque told ESPN. “I am eligible for the [2019] draft. I’m a fifth-year senior, but I’m also eligible for the draft because of my grades.”

“I am interested in everything because the NBA is my goal at the end of the day,” he said. “I want to be a great college player, but my end goal is to help my family. I want to be a concrete Round 1 player if I do make that decision. If I’m guaranteed a Round 1 position, then you never know. I could see myself doing it if I am in a good position at the end of the year. A college education is so important and making that jump is really hard, so I really gotta think about that, but if I’m Round 1, then that’s different.”

“We’re taking it real slow,” he said. “At the end of the year, I will have an answer for it. But I love NC State and NC State is a great place and I am looking forward to it.” (ESPN)

This isn’t a new revelation that this is a possibility, but the first time Lecque has spoken on it since his commitment to NC State.

Check out these highlights of Lecque and the rest of his Brewster crew down in the Bahamas.

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4-Star 2019 G Commit Dereon Seabron: VIDEO VAULT

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4-Star 2019 Guard Dereon Seabron committed to run with the Wolfpack earlier tonight. Check out his VIDEO VAULT below.

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4-Star 2019 G Dereon Seabron Commits to NC State!

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Well…that evolved quickly.

4-Star Combo Guard Dereon Seabron (6’6″/180) included NC State in his Final 5 schools 3 days ago, without even having an offer from the Wolfpack.

This weekend, Seabron took visit to Raleigh, attending the Pittsburgh game, and left with a scholarship offer in hand.

Obviously it made quite the impression.

Seabron officially committed to run with the Wolfpack tonight.

247Sports ranks Seabron as the #107 overall player nationally in the 2019 recruiting class, and the #6 player in the state of Virginia.

Seabron led Lake Taylor High School (Norfolk, VA) to a state championship as a Senior last year, earning Class 4 State Player of the Year honors (22.5 points and 11 boards per game). Instead of going to one of the smaller colleges that had offered him this season, he decided to prep one season at Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock, VA) to pick up some Power 5 offers.

It looks like he found the Power 5 offer he was looking for.

Seabron joins 5-Star Point Guard Jalen Lecque as the second member of NC State’s 2019 recruiting class.

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4-Star 2019 G Dereon Seabron Includes NC State in His Final-5

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4-Star 2019 Combo Guard Dereon Seabron (6’6″/180) revealed his Final 5 schools yesterday, and NC State was one of them, alongside Pitt, Georgia, VCU, and Providence.

247Sports ranks Seabron as the #107 overall player nationally in the 2019 recruiting class, and the #6 player in the state of Virginia.

NC State is the only team in his Final 5 that hasn’t officially offered him yet (Pitt just offered last week), which could change in the very near future.

Seabron led Lake Taylor High School (Norfolk, VA) to a state championship as a Senior last year, earning Class 4 State Player of the Year honors (22.5 points and 11 boards per game). Instead of going to one of the smaller colleges that had offered him this season, he decided to prep one season at Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock, VA) to pick up some Power 5 offers.

He has already taken all 5 of his official visits to North Texas, VCU, Minnesota, ECU, and Providence.

Don’t forget, Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts roots run deep in Virginia.

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NC State has Taken the Lead for 4-Star 2019 SF Christian Brown

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According to the experts over at 247Sports, NC State has taken the lead for 2019 4-Star Small Forward Christian Brown (6’6″/210). In the Fall, Georgia was thought to hold the advantage, but 8 Crystal Ball predictions have come in over the past 4 days, and all of them project that Brown will eventually commit to run with the Wolfpack.

Those predictions come from some of the best 247Sports has to offer, including Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels, National Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow and National Recruiting Analyst Josh Gershon. In the history of the 247Sports Crystal Ball, all three of these guys have all been successful in their predictions over 91% of the time.

Brown transferred from Lower Richmond (Columbia, South Carolina) to the prestigious Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) for his Senior season.

NC State made Brown’s Top-7 back in May along with Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, UNLV, Seton Hall and Florida. He has already taken official visits to Georgia, Clemson and UNLV, with two more remaining.

With all of this buzz coming in all at once, I would be shocked if Brown didn’t take an official visit to NC State. It’s also buzzing around that a visit to Illinois could be in the works.

ESPN ranks Brown as the #58 overall player in the 2019 class.

 

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