Antigua in Nashville to see 2014’s Jalen Lindsey

 Posted by at 7:06 PM on January 30, 2013
Jan 302013

Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua was in Nashville on Wednesday to see 2014 forward Jalen Lindsey, according to Christ Presbyterian Academy head coach Drew Maddux.

Lindsey is considered a five-star recruit by ESPNU (No. 14 overall) and (No. 22).

The 6-foot-6 small forward has scholarship offers from several major programs, including Louisville, Florida, N.C. State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He told National Recruiting Spotlight earlier this month that UK, North Carolina and Kansas “have been on me pretty good but they have not offered yet.”

In the same article, Lindsey called 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay one of his “really good friends” and said the two players have discussed attending the same college. Kentucky is one of the favorites in Mudiay’s recruitment.

Lindsey has referred to UNC as his “dream school” in the past, but he also has ties to UK. Former Cat Ron Mercer has acted as Lindsey’s on-court trainer and a mentor of sorts. Mercer, also a Nashville native, and Maddux were high school teammates in the ’90s.

Louisville is among the schools that has been recruiting Lindsey the hardest. He visited for the Cards’ home game against Syracuse earlier this month. He also had a phenomenal showing in the King of the Bluegrass tournament earlier this season. Lindsey was named MVP of that event after scoring 44 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the championship game victory over Ballard (see video above).


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