Introducing Jalen Lecque
Each and every fall the New England prep schools bring an influx of talent into the region.
This year is no different as new players will be arriving at dozens of local prep schools. That group will undoubtedly consist of prospects for every level of college basketball...and maybe even beyond.
Jalen Lecque may well be the most recognizable name to arrive in the region. He's been rated among the top prospects in the national class of 2019 for the better part of the last two years and is a YouTube sensation, in large part because he's the type of athlete New England hasn't seen since Hamidou Diallo.
That might not be the only thing that Lecque has in common with Diallo. Lecque has also, in the past, gone on the record about his interest in getting to the NBA as quickly as possible. More recently, the New York Rens guard has named a top seven that included N.C. State, Louisville, Texas Tech, Tennessee, UCLA, Oregon, and TCU.
After growing up in New York, Lecque spent the last two years at the Christ School in North Carolina where he played for former Suffield Academy head coach Jeff Depelteau last season.
Now, he'll spend his final season at Brewster Academy where he's just one of several high profile prospects who will be joining head coach Jason Smith for the 2018-19 season.
Below are some of his highlights: