Jalen Lecque, a five-star recruit in the 2019 high school class who committed to NC State last month, will consider entering his name in the upcoming NBA draft, he told ESPN this weekend.
Lecque is currently doing a fifth year of high school at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. The 6-foot-4 point guard reclassified from his original class following his junior year.
He fulfilled all NCAA academic requirements to graduate high school last spring and could have enrolled in college already as a full qualifier.
"I could be a freshman on a college campus right now," Lecque told ESPN. "I am eligible for the  draft. I'm a fifth-year senior, but I'm also eligible for the draft because of my grades."
Because Lecque technically did not receive a high school diploma from the Christ School, where he was enrolled in North Carolina last year, he will likely need to petition the NBA by submitting paperwork to the league office declaring himself eligible for the draft by the NBA early entry deadline on April 21. Since he is a year removed from his original high school graduating class and turns 19 in the calendar year of the draft, as mandated by the collective bargaining agreement, he appears to have a strong case for inclusion, according to league sources, and it is unlikely the NBA will fight him.