High majors track Lindsay

Jalen Lindsay has early scholarship offers from N.C. State, Alabama and Memphis, but other schools are also showing strong interest.

Jalen Lindsay challenged himself during summer ball. A sophomore out of Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy, Lindsay played up with the Tennessee Travelers in the Nike EYBL.

"It got the best out of me because I played 17's and the competition was a lot higher," Lindsay said. "That was real good for me. I think it made me a lot better. I really developed my game playing with those guys."

With the Travelers, Lindsay played both inside and on the perimeter. He said he's at his best attacking the basket, but wants to continue to focus on improving his ball handling.

"When I'm playing really well, I drive a lot and I can finish above the rim," Lindsay said. "That really helps. I can pull up for jumpers or take guys down low."

"I'm mostly working on my ball handling and shooting consistency, but mostly ball handling because that's what I really need to improve on," he added."

Lindsay is already racking up interest from college programs and has firm scholarship offers from Memphis, North Carolina State and Alabama. Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Louisville and North Carolina are also showing strong interest.

"It's so preliminary because he's so young," CPA coach Drew Maddux said.

Although Jalen Lindsay hasn't taken many visits to date, he's planning to go to Memphis and Alabama soon.

"He's going to Memphis madness this Friday and he's going to go to an Alabama football game the next weekend," Maddux said.

"Josh Pastner was the first one to offer him last fall," he added. "He went to midnight madness last year. They've been in two times in the last two weeks."

Maddux also cited interest via phone calls and letters from a number of other high major programs.

With all that said, Lindsay isn't rushing into the recruiting process and is letting his high school coach and father handle it at this time.

"It's still kind of early," the 2014 prospect said. "My dad talks to me a lot about it not going to me head and he's going to keep up with it at least until I get a little older. That helps with him and my coach, so I don't have to worry about it that much."

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