FRIAR TARGET: JALEN LINDSEY

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Class of 2014 small forward Jalen Lindsey is a player that Providence College seems to have focused quite a bit of attention on

In fact, speaking at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, the 6-foot-6, 195-pounder said that PC is probably the school coming after him the hardest.

"They've contacted me the most," Lindsey said, "they text me almost every day checking in and stuff like that."

Lindsey has been in touch with two different members of the Providence coaching staff.

"The head coach, Ed Cooley," Lindsey said, "and then I'm in [contact] with coach [Bob] Simon too."

The rising senior gave his thoughts on Ed Cooley, who is entering his third year leading the PC program.

"I think he's a great guy," Lindsey said. "He's a great guy off the court and he looks like he'd be a great mentor."

Lindsey said that he just recently went on an official visit to Providence and spoke a bit about the visit.

"It was good," Lindsey began. "It was good, it was fun. Meeting, hanging out with the guys and hanging out with the coaches, it was fun."

As for his recruitment as a whole, Lindsey said he holds offers from Florida, Ohio State, Louisville, DePaul, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Georgia, "and some others," in addition to Providence.

There is at least one school involved in his recruitment that has yet to offer him a scholarship.

"Kentucky's recruiting me and hasn't offered," Lindsey said, "and there may be a few more I can't remember."

Lindsey noted that he does "not really" have any favorites at this point in time and he also does not have a timetable for a commitment.

In terms of other visits besides Providence, Lindsey remarked, "I haven't visited any [others] lately, that's it."

In the past, Lindsey has had the opportunity to take unofficial visits to some other, though.

"I've visited Louisville and Tennessee," Lindsey said. "I've visited Vandy a few times, and that's really it."

Asked if he has any other trips planned, Lindsey replied, "Not yet, not officially."

In addition to looking for the proper fit at the collegiate level, Lindsey also recently decided to make a high school change. He is leaving Christ Presbyterian Academy (TN) and heading to school in West Virginia.

"Yeah, I'm going to Huntington Prep next year for my senior year and it was just a big move for me because I want to play better competition and playing at Huntington Prep will [allow me to] do that," Lindsey explained.

The five-star prospect, who lists athleticism as his primary strength as a player and ball handling as his chief weakness, spoke about his experience at NBPA Top 100 Camp.

"It's been great, this is my second year here and it's continued to get better," Lindsey said. "So, I'm excited about it."

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