After spending some time on the gridiron playing cornerback and wide receiver for Huntsville (Ala.) Butler, Lacey, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound shooting guard that ranks among the nation's top 100, is ready for hoops season.
"We have a preseason game this Saturday and the official season starts next week," Lacey told Scout.com. "We are going to be pretty good. We are looking at an undefeated season."
A four-star prospect and No. 16 shooting guard in the 2011 class, Lacey is known for his ability to shoot the ball, but he said he has added some athleticism to his game.
"I give my all," he said when describing his game. "I'm a pretty good jump shooter. People haven't seen it, but I'm starting to get more athletic. I have some new stuff going in my game."
Now that hoops season is here, Lacey, who is still awaiting his ACT score, has narrowed his list of schools involved in his recruitment and is ready to take the next step.
As soon as his test score comes in, Lacey will begin taking official visits.
"I want to take my officials, so it's going to be the spring," Lacey said when asked when he was planning to sign.
Lacey broke down the five schools involved in his recruitment.
Kansas: "I like the style of play and they have a good supporting class. Their coach is always pushing them and he seems like a good coach."
Kentucky: "I like their coaching staff. Coach Cal gets the most out of his players and things like that. They always have a top five recruiting class, if not the number one recruiting class."
Alabama: "Coach Grant actually came to my football game this past Friday and they put together a nice recruiting class and it seems like he can turn the program around. I'm just listening to him and seeing what he has to offer me."
Auburn: "I like coach Barbee. I went down there on some unofficials and they make me feel at home. Their coaching style and the way they play is similar to Kentucky with the dribble-drive. I think I can fit in their type of offense."
Connecticut: "They are a guard dominant school and they put their guards in the league. I've talked to coach [Jim] Calhoun and coach [Kevin] Ollie is the one recruiting me and they've talked to me and I want to go up there and see what they have to offer."
Lacey doesn't currently have a timetable for his college decision.