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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Jalen Lecque wants to visit UK; talks about playing with Tyrese Maxey

Lecque also talked about possibly being the next Fox/Monk backcourt with Tyrese Maxey.

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The recruitment of Jalen Lecque has been an interesting one to say the least with people wondering exactly where the five-star guard will end up playing his college ball.

The 2019 recruit has picked up several offers, over 30. But the top contenders are believed to include Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oregon who the experts’ currently have tied with a 33% chance to land Lecque.

According to 247 Sports, when asked if he plans to stay in the 2019 class after Round 1 of the NBA top 100 camp, he reiterated the plan is to stay in 2019.

“Definite…for right now. Just to develop my skills because I’m transforming into a point guard, and I’m really taking that role more seriously getting everybody involved”.

Lecque was then asked the question everyone would like to know, where will he be going?

Lecque had kept all the schools that had offered him in the hunt until recently when he trimmed that list down to 15 remaining hopefuls. When asked which of those schools he wanted to visit he took no time to think about it.

“I want to go see Kentucky.”

If you are like me and want to see Jalen end up in a Kentucky uniform, you can’t help but get excited to see that the first school that came to mind was Kentucky.

John Calipari has reportedly pitched to Lecque that he wants him to come play alongside Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey in 2019.

“They like me a lot because me and Tyrese always play together at camps and stuff like that, so they compare me to De’Aaron (Fox) and Malik (Monk)”.

That’s saying a lot about how good Jalen can be considering how much success Fox and Monk had during their year here at Kentucky.

Jalen also mentioned that player development will be a huge factor in where he decides to go. Well, all I have to say is he won’t find a better school at player development than Kentucky, all Cal must do is point to all the first-round draft picks he has developed and point out the fact that he has turned players like Devin Booker into a lottery pick and got Tyler Ulis drafted as well.

Jalen will be an excellent addition to the already very strong 2019 class if the Cats are able to land the 6’4 guard.

Be sure to read the full interview here.

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