Lucas Holds Several Offers

Findlay Prep (NV) center Landen Lucas talks with Pack Pride about picking up an offer from NC State. Lucas holds offers from several high-major programs and recently took a visit to Kansas.

Findlay Prep (NV) center Landen Lucas talks with Pack Pride about picking up an offer from NC State. Lucas holds offers from several high-major programs and recently took a visit to Kansas.

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How do you feel you played at the NBPA Camp?
I feel like I could have played better, but I'm always my biggest critic. I feel like there are some adjustments I need to make. I can't make any excuses, and I need to play through it.

There are no colleges out here. There are scouts out here, but that's not a big deal to me. It's about getting to college and next level. If coaches were out here I would be concerned, but there aren't any so I'm working on preparing for July.

What has been the hardest adjustment to make at this camp?
Probably having so many good players on the court... how to play with that. There's normally not that many on the court. I go to a rare school where there is a lot, but never on the other team... that many players.

It's been good for me. I'm organized and like plays, but it's a good environment. It helps expand my game.

Where does your recruitment stand right now?
Well, I'm open, no favorites. I'm hearing from the Pac-12, every school has contacted me or offered me. I've had calls from Kentucky and Duke, but Duke was a while ago, and I just visited Kansas.

I've also got calls from Georgia Tech, Florida State, Harvard, Vanderbilt, NC State, San Diego State... they all kind of called recently.

It's starting to pick up, and I feel like in July I'll be able to show them a lot.

What has the feedback been like from NC State?
It's been nice. They were real quick to come at me and offered, and I appreciate that. It means they have a true interest in me, there is no question about it. I guess there is a new staff in there so I want to hear what they have to say, but obviously there is good history there.

I'm looking forward to playing in front of them this summer so they can see how I fit into their offense and they can then tell me how I fit in with them.

When did they offer you a scholarship?
Actually they called when I was on the way here and left a message about it. I called them back during free time and they re-confirmed it, letting me know they are really interested.

What do you know about them?
I really want to see their campus. I heard the gym is amazing. My dad has been there, but I haven't had a chance yet. That's definitely a school I'll consider using an official visit for.

Do you have a timeframe for making a decision?
Yes, at the end of July, once we know where everyone stands. There are still some schools we're waiting on to see where they stand and where I stand with them. When I know that I'll narrow it down to probably five or seven and take some official visits.

Most of those will be to east coast schools which will give me a chance to see a school like NC State that I won't be able to fly to or drive to.


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