After suffering through last season without a true point guard, Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns are making sure the future of the position is bright.
Texas offered four-star 2019 point guard Jalen Lecque on Sunday, according to Andrew Slater of 247 Sports.
5⭐️Jalen Lecque of @Southstampede & @ChristSchoolBB has earned an offer from #Texas https://t.co/nRT8BpYe7d #HookEm pic.twitter.com/lGfJxUhJBv— Andrew Slater (@ASlater247) September 3, 2017
Lecque, who is a five-star recruit by some services, is ranked as the No. 40 composite player and No. 6 point guard in the 2019 class.
The fast-rising prospect attends Christ School in Arden, North Carolina. At 6'4 and 175 pounds, Lecque offers significant size for his position and also has an explosive amount of athleticism.
Lecque has broken out this spring and summer and has gained offers from Villanova, Oklahoma State, and Alabama in just August alone. The Bronx native also holds offers from Syracuse, Xavier, USC, and dozens of other Division 1 programs.
Texas already has a solid future at point guard with freshman Matt Coleman expected to start this season and Mount St. Mary's transfer Elijah Long joining the team.
Coleman, however, could be a candidate to depart early for the NBA and Long will only have two years of eligibility after redshirting this season per NCAA transfer rules.
Though Texas will have to fight off dozens of potential suitors, expect Smart and the 'Horns to prioritize Lecque for the 2019 cycle.