Lacy Picks Big East School

Johnnie Lacy makes his pick. He'll stay in the northeast and play for a Big East program.

Majority of the news during signing week surrounded Jamil Wilson, but when it was said and done it was his AAU teammate, Johnnie Lacy, that made his decision during the period, while Wilson opted to wait until the spring.

Lacy, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard, gave a verbal commitment and signed his Letter of Intent with Keno Davis and Providence on the last day of the signing

"I really like their coaching staff and they said that the ball would be in my hands right away as a freshman and that's what I was looking for," Lacy said.

A standout at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep, Lacy picked had his list narrowed down to Providence and Penn State.

Providence assistant coach Rodell Davis was the point man on Lacy's recruitment and according to the quick lead guard, he and Davis hit it off early on.

"He's pretty cool," Lacy said of the Providence assistant. "He's from Chicago and near where I'm from and we have a lot of the same background and we related a lot. He's a pretty cool guy."

Lacy joins an already big class. He's the fifth guy in the 2009 class to sign an LOI with Providence. He joins James Still, Kyle Wright, Kadeem Batts and Duke Mondy.

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