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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Jalen Lecque lists top 7 and UK misses cut

Kentucky is no longer in the race for one of the most athletic guards in the class of 2019.

Five-star combo guard Jalen Lecque has cut his list to seven, and the Kentucky Wildcats did not make the cut.

Making the cut were the Louisville Cardinals, Tennessee Volunteers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, TCU Horned Frogs, Oregon Ducks, Texas Tech Red Raiders and UCLA Bruins.

Lecque is the No. 13 player and No. 3 combo guard in the 2019 class on the 247 Sports Composite rankings. He has 38 offers. The 6-3 guard can jump out of the gym and finishes dunks with aggressiveness and authority. He might just have the best vertical of any guard in his class.

Kentucky is the most recent blue-blood school to offer him, as John Calipari extended an offer April 30. Doing so appeared to have helped the Wildcats’ odds in his recruitment, as they now have a one-third share of his crystal ball, alongside North Carolina and Oregon.

However, there hasn’t been much interest to speak of during the summer recruiting circuit between Kentucky and Lecque. They rarely had a coach at one of his AAU games, and there’s been little to suggest he was still a realistic option in the Class of 2019.

There have only been three predictions logged thus far. He was previously a North Carolina favorite, but the Tar Heels have also been cut from his list.

Several other SEC schools have offered Lecque as well, including Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia.

Lecque will play his senior season of high school ball at the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.