2019 5-star point guard NC State commit Jalen Lecque is verbally committed to the Wolfpack, but he has the ability to go straight to the NBA after his prep year at Brewster Academy. This past weekend Lecque and his Brewster crew were at the National Prep Showcase, and 12 NBA teams were in attendance scouting him. Lecque caught up with 247Sports’ Evan Daniels, and talked NC State and his NBA future.
“I’m not really focused on the NBA right now,” Lecque said. “I’m focused on my first step first with high school. The next step is college. I’m getting everything out of the way. Graduate and looking to perform my best every game.”“It’s a good idea,” he added about the Draft. “I just think my game is really good for the NBA. I like NC State. I like coach [Kevin] Keatts. they call me all the time. I love those guys. I wouldn’t just abandon those guys. I’m still going through the process of trying to become a good high school player.”
“Education can take you really far,” he said. “If the ball stops right now God forbid, I’d have an education if I went to school. I don’t think the G League is in my favor. Not knocking it down or anything, but I don’t think it’s for me.” (247)
NC State fans can go ahead and bank on living with anxiety from now until the Spring, because that’s when he will make his decision regarding next year.
“That wouldn’t come for a while,” he said. “Just being so early in the year and me developing as a point guard and becoming a more scorer and passing and getting everyone involved I think I need more time.” (247)
Lecque told Daniels that he would probably be signing his letter of intent to play at NC State by the end of the early signing period tomorrow.
“I have the papers and stuff, so I’ll probably be doing that over Thanksgiving break,” Lecque said.
“I believe so, but I’m not too sure,” he added when pressed about signing. (247)
NC State Offers 3-Star PG Shakeel Moore
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.
NC State Offers 5-Star F Trey Patterson
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.
NC State Offers 5-Star SF Quincy Allen
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.
NC State Offers 4-Star SF Earl Timberlake
NC State’s Men’s Basketball coaches extended an offer to 2020 Small Forward Earl Timberlake (6’6″/215) on Saturday.
247Sports ranks Timberlake as the #28 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, the #6 Small Forward, and the #1 player in the state of Maryland.
Timberlake just finished an Official Visit to South Carolina, and previously took one to Providence. He told 247’s Evan Daniels that he also would like to visit Alabama, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall.
He plays for the powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Timberlake also holds offers from Florida, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Georgetown, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Providence, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Ohio State, and others.