Visits Up Next for Lindsey

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- As the fourth and final month of the circuit nears its conclusion, Jalen Lindsey is getting ready to turn his attention towards his recruitment.

The 6-7 rising junior from Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian has starred for the Georgia Stars program this spring and summer and is with the Stars this week at the AAU Nationals.

Lindsey holds offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, NC State, Providence, and others. In addition, he is receiving interest from Kentucky and North Carolina.

He explained where UNC and UK stood in terms of a potential offer.

"They might, they're trying to -- maybe, my coach said maybe, at the end of the summer they're gonna see how it goes," Lindsey said, "but hopefully end of the summer."

Thus far, Lindsey has been on unofficial visits to Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Louisville, and Providence.

Asked whether he has any trips planned, Lindsety replied, "Yeah, during August. I don't know what time during August though. ... I'm not sure yet (where I'll go), me and my dad are still going to talk about it, but sometime during August."

There are a few main factors that Lindsey is looking for in a school.

"Definitely academics, the family-type atmosphere in the team and the coaches and definitely the facilities too," Lindsey said, also noting that location is not a big deal for him.

Is there a certain style of play that Lindsey would prefer?

"Sort of a fast-paced type of [offense]," he said. "Just go, get it and go, type of offense. Definitely that kind of offense."

Lindsey went into further details about where things stand with UNC.

"They told me they really like my game and they told me they've really been looking at me hard and they're recruiting [me] pretty hard right now," Lindsey said. "I've talked to coach [Steve] Robinson ... so, it's been great.

"Coach Robinson, he's always talking to me, giving me good advice to help my game get better. It's always good talking to him."

As of now, Lindsey has not had the opportunity to speak with North Carolina's head coach, but he did share his thoughts on Roy Williams.

"I think he's a great coach," Lindsey said. "I think he's a Hall-of-Fame coach. I think he'd be a great coach to play with and I respect him a lot."

North Carolina's style of play seems to match what Lindsey is looking for.

"I think that their style of play is great, they always get it and go," Lindsey said. "They always have really good guards on their team that can dish it to the big man or dish it to the guards, so I like the style of play."

After the long offseason on the circuit, Lindsey has had time to analyze the developments in his game. He listed athleticism as his biggest strength and ball handling as his chief area of focus for improvement.

"I'm working on (my ball handling) almost every day when I'm not playing AAU," he said.

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