Stock Riser: Jalen Lecque (2019)

Grassroots
North Carolina

Posted On: 06/1/17 9:25 AM

Not many players if any have had the spring that Jalen Lecque has put together over the past couple of months. The high-flying guard is known to “put defenders on a poster” with his leaping ability and strong finishes at the rim.

Playing with Southern Stampede on the Nike EYBL circuit, Lecque has went from offers from low-major schools to making his name a priority for some of the biggest college programs in the country.

The New York City native recently announced his plans to transfer to NCISAA powerhouse Christ School outside of Asheville, North Carolina. “I believed it was a great decision,” (to transfer to Christ School). “I chose Christ School because it will widen my opportunities for basketball and school. It’s a great school that will keep me focused on my goals and life. It will make me a better person on and off the basketball court.”

As far as his latest bombardment of schools recruiting him, “New high major schools that are in contact with me are Kansas State, Tennesse, Texas , Syracuse and etc.” The 2019 prospect has offers from Miami, Minnesota, Kansas State, Seton Hall, Florida and Wake Forest, among others.

Coming off an injury during the half-way point of this past high school basketball season, Lecque has came back better than ever. “This year has been great for me in the basketball area. It has shown me what I could do against the best in the country.”

At Christ School Lecque will join a team that should be in the talk as favorites for next season’s NCISAA 3-A Championship. Playing the shooting guard spot, Lecque will be in the backcourt with one of the most dynamic point guards in the country with Damon Harge Jr. Joining Lecque in the starting lineup will be 2020 big man Justice Ajogbor, a top-5 ranked player in PrepHoopsNC’s freshman class. 6-foot-9 big man transfer Brandon Stone, a 2019 recruit with some low-major offers, 6-foot-9 Gabe Wiznitzer, a 2020 prospect.