Lecque could declare for the 2019 NBA Draft because he’s a year removed from his graduating class and will turn 19 in 2019. He’s currently projected as the No. 25 pick in 2019 per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Representatives from 16 NBA teams watched Lecque and his Brewster Academy team go 0-2 at the National Prep Showcase at Albertus Magnus College. Still, Derrick Lecque said the NBA is not his son’s focus at this time. “That’s not even a thought right now, no sir,” Derrick said. “I’m not even talking to the NBA right now. That’s not what we’re doing right now because there’s a lot of expectations there, so we’re going to stay in the gym and work. We’re going to work and we’re going to get it right before we start talking about the NBA. The NBA shouldn’t have ever been mentioned from the beginning.”
“I’m not really focused on the NBA right now,” Lecque said Saturday. “I’m focused on first steps first with high school and then next steps with college. I’m getting everything out of the way, graduating and looking to perform my best every game.”
Doncic, who finished with 7 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high nine assists, says he doesn’t blame other teams for not drafting him. “They had my position covered,” he says with a shrug. “I think that’s why they didn’t take me.” Does he think about what-ifs, especially this week? “Not at all,” he says. “I’m happy here.”
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The Detroit Pistons’ Zaza Pachulia and Utah Jazz’s Kyle Korver are the other still active members of the 2003 draft class, in addition to the James-Anthony-Wade trio. “I got to keep it going,” James said. “I got to keep it going for the class of ’03, that’s for sure. So I love where I’m at right now, and D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he’s done for that franchise and what he’s done for that community since he’s been drafted has been a pretty good story.”