Since NC State guard commit Jalen Lecque is pondering a potential jump into the 2019 NBA Draft, I was wondering if that might delay his signing of a letter of intent. Not the case—Lecque put in his paperwork on Tuesday, according to a report from Adam Zagoria.
Signing doesn’t prevent him from turning pro in the spring, but it does mean he’s not considering any other colleges in the meantime, which is a relief. (Not that there are any indications he’d have second thoughts.)
Lecque’s father told Zagoria that the NBA is “not even a thought right now,” what with it being so early in Jalen’s final high school season. He’s being heavily monitored by NBA scouts, though, and no doubt that will be a constant into next year. The trajectory of his season at Brewster figures to be the biggest reason for a decision one way or the other.
In Zagoria’s story, there are also some good remarks about Lecque’s game from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, who calls him “one of the most athletic players you’ll find in the world outside the NBA.”