One of the top point guards on the West Coast in 2019 comes from Los Altos (Calif.) in Jarod Lucas.
The 6-foot-2 170-pound sophomore, ranked 49th in the class by Scout, is a shoot-first point guard who especially does his damage from midrange but can also get to the basket and hit threes.
“I think I always have a lot to improve on but right now my best ability is to score the ball and getting my teammates involved,” Lucas said. “I’m working on improving my athleticism.”
He’s been proactive with his recruitment, taking recent visits to Stanford and UNLV.
“I like Stanford,” Lucas said. “I love that coaching staff; coaches Adam Cohen and Jesse Pruitt are both really nice guys. I love the atmosphere they have there.
“I took an unofficial visit to UNLV a couple months ago. I love the family atmosphere there. It’s what I’d like to have in a school.”
Local high majors USC and UCLA also look to factor into Lucas’ recruitment.
“At USC I like coach Jason Hart; I talk to him really often,” said Lucas. “At UCLA I’ve been in contact with coach (David) Grace.”
Lucas reports a 4.0 GPA so it’s no surprise that academics will play a role in his decision.
“I’m looking for wherever I fit in best,” he said. “Somewhere with a great education. Academics is going to be a big factor."null