Jul 152013
 
Jalen Lindsey dunked during the Tennessee state tournament last season. Lindsey is one of the top forwards in the 2014 class. Photo: Mike Strasinger/Associated Press

Jalen Lindsey dunked during the Tennessee state tournament last season. Lindsey is one of the top forwards in the 2014 class.
Photo: Associated Press

Four-star small forward Jalen Lindsey committed to Providence on Monday night.

Lindsey, who had a scholarship offer from Louisville and also drew interest from Kentucky, will play his senior season at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford confirmed the commitment to the Herald-Leader.

Scout.com ranks Lindsey as the No. 65 overall prospect in the class of 2014. He’s rated in the top 50 by Rivals and ESPN.

The 6-foot-6 forward from Nashville told the Herald-Leader last month that Louisville, Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, LSU and Mississippi State were the other schools recruiting him the hardest at the time. All of those schools had offered scholarships.

Lindsey had just completed an official visit to Providence, and he said the Friars had made him a priority.

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Apr 262013
 
Jalen Lindsey dunked during the Tennessee state tournament last season. Lindsey is one of the top prospects in the 2014 class. Photo: Mike Strasinger/Associated Press

Jalen Lindsey dunked during the Tennessee state tournament last season. Lindsey is one of the top prospects in the 2014 class.
Photo: Mike Strasinger/AP

Highly touted 2014 forward Jalen Lindsey announced via Twitter on Thursday night that he will transfer to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) for his senior season.

Lindsey does not have a scholarship offer from Kentucky, but UK assistant Orlando Antigua has visited in recent months and the 6-foot-6 small forward remains on the Cats’ radar.

He played last season for Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville. That school is coached by former Vanderbilt player Drew Maddux. Ex-UK star Ron Mercer — also from Nashville — has acted as a mentor of sorts for Lindsey.

Other schools on Lindsey’s list include North Carolina, Louisville, Florida, Providence, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, N.C. State, Auburn, Ohio State and Mississippi State.

Scout.com ranks Lindsey as the No. 25 overall player in the class of 2014.

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Feb 072013
 
Marcus Lee moved up to the No. 21 spot in the latest Scout.com rankings released last week.

There’s no doubt that Marcus Lee‘s stock is on the rise. The question is: How high will it go?

The Kentucky signee jumped to No. 21 overall (up 18 spots) in the latest Scout.com rankings released last week, which means yet another major recruiting service considers him a five-star prospect.

Lee, a 6-foot-9 post player from California, is averaging about 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks per game for Deer Valley this season.

Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels pointed out that those are similar numbers to what he averaged as a junior.

“He’s really talented,” Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “I think he can impact the game on the defensive end and impact the game with his ability to rebound. I think those are probably the things that really spurred his move.”

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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 Scout.com (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.”

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