One of the elite prospects in the state of Arizona, regardless of class, is Desert Vista High School's explosive 6-foot, 165-pound junior guard Dasean Lecque. While Lecque did not have any scholarship offers for himself at the end of the last high school season or during the spring, no prospects has done more for their cause than Lecque as of late, as he has torched his competition throughout numerous events in the summer and now fall. As a result of his exploits and the reputation he has developed as a big-time guard prospect in America's 2022 Class, Lecque picked up numerous scholarship offers for himself, and this weekend he picked up a big PAC-12 offer for himself.
This weekend, with his recruiting stock well on the rise, Lecque received his biggest Division-I offer to date, as Head Coach Bob Hurley and his Arizona State men's basketball staff extended an offer to the gifted young guard prospect - proving that Lecque's recruitment and his value to high-major programs is on the rise. Arizona State has made their commitment to Lecque now early in the recruiting process, after he went off in the 6A State Final on their home court - leading Desert Vista to last year's 6A State Championship, with a 75-55 championship win over Mountain Pointe High School.
Lecque also picked up offers from Boston College, Loyola Marymount, Hofstra, Morgan State and Southern Utah, over the summer. And now, I am sure, many more college programs will now look to get involved.
Lecque has been very consistent in his ability to make plays at a high level, and has proven to be one of the toughest guards to defend or even slow down for opposition. His ability to score the basketball is unique, as he has an advanced offensive skillset and athleticism that allows him to play much bigger than his size suggests. Lecque is a point guard prospect with a proven scorer's mentality, but he also has an advanced ability to handle the basketball and run a team, especially for a player his age. He has command presence on the basketball court, which shows that he plays with superior confidence on the floor and knows he belongs on the floor, regardless of the competition. He is a unique find for a point guard prospect, as he has excellent toughness and loves to compete against anyone.
Lecque is the younger brother of current NBA guard Jalen Lecque (Phoenix Suns), who made the jump directly to the NBA from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. He comes from a strong line of ball players in a family where both parents highly understand the game of basketball, and also the process it takes to be highly successful at the craft. His older brother committed himself fully to the game, and was able to leave high school for the pros. This younger Lecque has a very similar mindset, as he plays much older than his years suggest, and he also has his eyes on the highest level of the game.
I spent much time this fall evaluating much of the top prospects in the West, and was able to see many of the top guard prospects in the West, and I can assure you that Lecque is one of the elite 2022 prospects in the West, and has the ability to make a jump into the national 2022 player rankings over time. The inability to compete this spring and summer on the club circuit, due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited Lecque's ability to be seen by Division-I college coaches, but I expect this high school season and next spring and summer (2021), that he will surely make up for the lost time.