Prospect Spotlight: Ronald Lucas (2018)


Posted On: 03/13/18 5:00 AM

Ronald Lucas, a class of 2018 forward from Lake Clifton, broke out during his team’s state championship win at the Xfinity Center on Saturday. The 6-foot-5 forward, who was quiet in the Lakers’ state semifinal win over Oakdale, looked like a completely different player vs. North Caroline.

Ronald Lucas
Lucas recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds on 6 of 7 shooting in the Lakers’ state championship win.

“It feels good. We came out here, stuck to the game plan. Came out with a win,” Lucas said about his team’s performance. He also explained that the battle of the boards was a point of emphasis, and came out much more focused today. “The biggest difference between my performances in the championship and the semifinals is that I crashed the boards and rebounded.”

We loved how aggressive Lucas was on Saturday, and the fact that he never gave up on any plays. He had two highlight worthy dunks, which came as a result of his aggression and consistent effort.

“My athleticism is underrated,” Lucas explained. “That second dunk would probably rank top ten in my high school career. I made sure to finish, and not hang on the rim.”

Lucas says most improved part of his game is his patience. He mentions the need to work on his mid range. Right now, Lucas is not being recruited by anyone, but he says he got a 960 on the SAT and has all A’s and B’s. What can this sleeper bring to a college program?

“I can bring rebounding. Someone that goes hard. Defense. Finishing around the basket.”