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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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NC State Offers 4-Star SG D.J. Steward

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NC State offered 4-Star 2020 Shooting Guard D.J. Steward (6’3″/165) yesterday.

ESPN ranks Steward as the #27 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #1 player in the state of Illinois.

Steward also holds offers from Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Texas, Wake Forest and others.

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NC State Offers 3-Star PG Shakeel Moore

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NC State offered a scholarship to 3-Star 2020 Point Guard Shakeel Moore (6’1″/185) yesterday.

Moore plays for Piedmont Classical High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He averaged 15.1 points per game for the Bobcats last year.

247Sports ranks Moore as the #7 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2020 recruiting class.

Moore took an unofficial visit to NC State on June 10th before attending the NBA Top 100 Camp up in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He also holds offers from ECU, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Providence, Penn State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, and others.

Moore plays on the AAU circuit with another NC State target, 2021 4-Star Point Guard Cam Hayes, on team CP3. He will be taking an unofficial visit to UNC today.

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NC State Offers 5-Star F Trey Patterson

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The NC State Men’s Basketball program offered a scholarship to 2021 5-Star Forward Trey Patterson (6’8″/207) on Monday.

247Sports ranks Patterson as the #15 overall player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, the #5 Small Forward, and the #1 player in the state of New Jersey.

Rivals lists Patterson as a Power Forward, while ESPN and 247 list him as a Small Forward.

Patterson also holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Maryland, Georgetown, Rutgers, Tennessee, UCLA, Wake Forest, UCONN, Seton Hall, TCU, Villanova, and others.

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NC State Offers 5-Star SF Quincy Allen

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NC State extended an offer to 5-Star 2021 Small Forward Quincy Allen (6’6″/180) yesterday.

Rivals ranks him as the #23 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, while 247Sports and ESPN rank him 24th and 28th respectively.

Allen plays for Maret High School in Washington D.C., and ESPN and 247 both rank him as the #1 player in the Capital City. He averaged 11 points per game last year for the Frogs as a Sophomore.

Allen also holds offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Florida, Syracuse, Howard and Delaware.

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