Every year in the gap between AAU and High School season, thousands of prospects across the country go on official and unofficial visits to prospective schools, checking out the campus, getting a little glimpse of what that college life is all about. Here are some HoopState stars checking out some possible future schools where their talents will be developed on and off the court, hopefully leaving campus with either a degree or major payday in hand.
NC State Hosts a Pair of Blue Chippers
Both Jalen Lecque and Patrick Williams will be in Raleigh for their official visits to NC State this weekend, a symbolic culmination of the steady progress Head Coach Kevin Keatts has made during his time in the 919. Lecque is a high flying combo guard that recently made the move up to New Hampshire to prep powerhouse Brewster Academy from Christ School in Arden. The Bronx native is a consensus top 30 prospect from most major recruiting services, and would without a doubt be the most dynamic player to put on the red and white since Dennis Smith Jr. Patrick Williams has also seen a recent surge in how he’s regarded as a prospect from the mainstream media. Williams has had the likes of Jonathan Givony raving about his potential as an NBA prospect despite being ranked down in the 50s according to some major media outlets. At 6’8 he’s a multi-faceted two way player that, in my opinion, will be one of the 15 best players from the 2019 class when it’s all said and done. If Keatts can secure commits from both of these young stars, look for the Wolfpack to be contending in the ACC sooner rather than later.
Athens Drive Star Heading Down to Winthrop for an Official
One of the shiftiest guards in the HoopState is going on another official visit today, this one to Winthrop. The star guard holds offers from Winthrop, Campbell, Norfolk State, Northern Kentucky, and Central Connecticut State. Winthrop definitely needs a PG for its 2019 class and all signs appear towards them making the ADN star a priority for that void. He’s one of the best in the state if not the region when it comes to breaking defenders down off the bounce and can make just about any defender look silly with his rush hour handles and lighting quickness. Based on how Robertson’s game has evolved to this point, don’t be surprised if he turns out to be a gem for whatever school is lucky enough to attain his services as a floor general. He’s only going to get better and better as time passes along. Be sure to check out Roberston at the Triangle Fall League with the Juice All-Stars before he laces them up for Athens Drive.