Calipari to watch potential 2018 target tomorrow

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 3 years

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How about some intriguing recruiting news to pass the time until tip off? According to Andrew Slater, John Calipari and Kenny Payne will travel to North Carolina tomorrow to watch Jalen Lecque, a five-star combo guard who is considering reclassifying to the 2018 class.

Lecque was originally a 2018 prospect but decided to move to the 2019 class in April. His stock skyrocketed after an impressive summer on the EYBL circuit, and at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in December, he told USA Today’s Jason Jordan he may rejoin the 2018 class.

“Academically I’m good to go,” Lecque said. “It’s all about my development. Right now, I’d say I’m 50-50 on moving up to 2018.”

Right now, Lecque is considered the 12th overall player in the 2019 class per 247 Sports Composite. Joel Justus watched him last week. With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander moving up the draft boards, is Calipari looking to add another guard next year? Or is he simply going to extend an offer for 2019?

Jalen Lecque

Combo Guard 6-4 | 185 lbs. Bronx, N.Y. Christ School (NC)/Southern Stampede
ESPN: 10 | 2 PG Top 247: 10 | 2 CG 247 Composite: 12 | 2 CG Rivals: 13

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