Duke basketball: Crafty point guard hoping for Blue Devil interest

Potential Duke basketball recruiting target Dasean Lecque (USA TODAY Sports)
Potential Duke basketball recruiting target Dasean Lecque (USA TODAY Sports) /

A younger brother of an NBA player wants to draw Duke basketball attention.

The Jordan Goldwire experiment sure has turned out better than most folks expected when he arrived in Durham in 2017 as a mere three-star recruit. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Duke basketball coaches to seek out another project on the perimeter.

One possible candidate is Hillcrest Prep (Az.) point guard Dasean Lecque. He’s a 6-foot, 165-pound three-star who currently ranks No. 139 on the 247Sports 2022 Composite. And he’s the younger brother of 20-year-old Indiana Pacers reserve Jalen Lecque (the siblings originally hail from Teaneck, N.J.).

During a recent talk with Joseph Tipton of Tipton Edits, Dasean Lecque listed Duke as one of four programs he hasn’t heard from yet but would like an offer from in the future. The other three he named are Miami, Southern Cal, and UCLA.

Right now, as Lecque implied to Tipton, he has no timeline for a decision as he awaits more power-conference suitors to enter the fray:

“I don’t have a personal list of schools I’m focused on, but I’m considering the six schools that offered me: Arizona State, Hofstra, LMU, Morgan State, Boston College, Southern Utah.”

Praise from the former coach of the potential Duke basketball target

Dasean Lecque played for Desert Vista (Az.) before transferring to Hillcrest Prep for his junior year. Last March, the head coach at his old stomping grounds, Gino Crump, described the crafty floor general to Arizona Sports reporter Nathan Hiatt:

“He plays beyond his years…He is our offensive punch when we need one. He just gets us a bucket when we have to have one. He can handle the ball, and he steadies us…The sky is the limit for him. I mean, he gets downhill with ease…He is a difficult kid to check.”

The Blue Devils still haven’t officially targeted any member of the 2022 class as they continue to pursue some finishing touches to their 2021 haul.

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