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NC State Signee Jalen Lecque Submits Papers to Explore NBA Eligibility

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According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, NC State 2019 signee Jalen Lecque has submitted paperwork to determine if he is in fact eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft.

“We’re waiting to hear if he’s eligible or not,” Derrick Lecque told ESPN. “We’re waiting for them to evaluate the transcripts.”

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Lecque is a 4-star prospect that 247Sports ranks as the #33 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. He verbally committed to NC State on October 2nd of last year, and signed his national letter of intent in November.

Originally a member of the 2018 class, playing for Christ School (Arden, NC), Lecque reclassified to the 2019 class, playing a year of Prep ball up at Brewster Academy this year.

Lecque averaged 12.6 points, 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.5 steals this year, helping Brewster win a National Championship.

It has been assumed that Lecque would be draft eligible, being one year removed from graduation, but this paperwork is necessary to move through the process.

This news does not mean that Lecque will not play at NC State next season. He is simply going through the evaluation process, and can remove his name by May 29th.

In my opinion, this is wise of Lecque. The feedback he receives is I’ll help him be a better pro one day, whether that is this year or the next.

With that being said, unless Lecque blows scouts minds at the Jordan Brand Classic and in through the evaluation process, I imagine Lecque will be in Raleigh next year. None of the current mock drafts have Lecque as a 1st round pick at this point.

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Tip-Off Times Set for Most of NC State’s 2019-20 ACC Slate

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The NC State Men’s Basketball schedule was released last Thursday, but the tip-off times for all but one of their ACC games now have been revealed.

The only ACC game we don’t know the tip-off time for is the game at Wake Forest on December 7th.

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Katz Projects NC State as a #10 Seed in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 50 Days Out

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We are 50 days out from the start of the 2019-20 College Men’s Basketball season, and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released an early Bracketology, projecting that NC State will be a #10 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, playing St. Mary’s in the 1st Round.

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Athlon Predicts NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team to Finish 5th in ACC in 2019-20

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Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State’s Men’s Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

  1. Duke
  2. Louisville
  3. UNC
  4. UVA
  5. NC State
  6. FSU
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Miami
  9. Syracuse
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Clemson
  12. Boston College
  13. Wake Forest
  14. Pittsburgh
  15. Virginia Tech

Here’s a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

  • Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
  • Redshirt Junior D.J. Funderburk needs to rebound more consistently, and stay out of foul trouble.
  • The version of Senior Markell Johnson that finished the season will be needed for NC State to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
    • Needs to be a consistent leader and scorer.
  • Junior Braxton Beverly needs to figure out a way to run more hot than cold.
  • Consistency from Redshirt Junior Devon Daniels would go a long way.
  • Team should be back in the NCAA Tournament.
  • With a reloading year for Duke, UVA and UNC, Keatts will get few opportunities like this one.

Pick up your own copy of Athlon’s 2019 College Basketball Preview at your local store.

 

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NC State’s Markell Johnson Makes Athlon’s Preseason All-ACC 1st Team

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Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and NC State Senior Point Guard Markell Johnson was named to their Preseason All-ACC 1st Team.

1st Team

Cole Anthony – FR – G – UNC
Vernon Carey Jr. – FR – C – Duke
Markell Johnson – SR – G – NC State
Tre Jones – SO – G – Duke
Jordan Nwora – JR – F – Louisville

2nd Team 

Mamadi Diakite – SR – F – Virginia
Matthew Hurt – FR – F – Duke
Xavier Johnson – SO – G – Pittsburgh
Chris Lykes – JR – G – Miami
John Mooney – SR – F – Notre Dame

3rd Team 

James Banks III – SR – F/C – Georgia Tech
T.J. Gibbs – SR – G – Notre Dame
Braxton Key – SR – G – Virginia
Nik Popovic – SR – F – Boston College
Patrick Williams – FR – F – Florida State

You can pick up your copy of the 2019 Athlon College Basketball Preview at your local grocery store.

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