Jalen Lecque is a talented point guard who has seen his recruitment soar due to his strong play in the first two EYBL sessions. Lecque, who has spent the past three seasons at Scanlan high school in New York, recently announced that he will attend the Christ School in North Carolina this fall. Lecque caught up with GatorCountry.com to discuss his recent Florida offer and to update us on his recruiting process.
When Lecque steps on the court he instantly looks to be in attack mode. He prides himself on being aggressive and playing with a high level of effort.
“My playing style is more of an aggressive guard who is a point guard but also can play off the ball if needed to score,” Lecque said. “I am athletic and can shoot the jumper. I need to work on my mid-range jump shot and upper body strength before I enter college.”
Lecque has been one of the most impressive athletes in the EYBL circuit through the first two sessions. He has averaged 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assist a game for the Southern Stampede.
“AAU has been great so far,” he said. “The first two sessions for me were very exciting and nerve racking because of me trying to get my name out there in the basketball world.”
The Florida Gators are one of the more recent teams to offer Lecque. The Florida coaching staff offered Lecque on Monday.
“I was very excited for the Florida offer,” Lecque said. “It gave me the confidence and attitude to work even harder. It made me have the mindset that I’m more of a division 1 athlete than a regular player.”
Lecque began to take notice of the Florida program because of the play from former gator star and current member of the Washington Wizards.
“I first saw Florida when Bradley Beal went there and how efficient he was on the basketball court at Florida,” he said. “I looked up the program and it looks to me as a good school in a nice area. This past season was an unbelievable season they had making it that far in the tournament. It is a great accomplishment and Coach White is a great coach.”
The April Evaluation period was a huge success for Lecque. After many college coaches seeing what he can do in person, he has earned 11 offers.
“Florida, TCU, St Johns, Saint Louis, Georgia, Minnesota, and Wake Forest are all recruiting me hard,” Lecque said. “There are also several others who are recruiting me also.”
Lecque looks to continue his impressive play in EYBL session 3 this weekend in Atlanta.