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Jalen Lecque wins MVP of the National Prep Championship - The Brewster Academy standout talks to Prep Circuit about his team's resilience & more

By Pat Lawless, 03/09/19, 3:45PM EST

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Q&A with National Prep Championship MVP Jalen Lecque

Everyone knew that Brewster Academy was more than capable of winning the National Prep Championship, but they were still one of the last schools expected to win as they started the event out with a play-in game. From their first-round victory against IMG Academy, the Bobcats went on a huge run to give them the Championship. Brewster Academy senior & NC State commit Jalen Lecque won Most Valuable Player for the event. He caught up with Prep Circuit following the win.

Q: It was a bumpy road at the beginning of the season, but you guys found your groove toward the end of the season. What does this mean?

A: “It’s been a long season, they said we were overrated and we pushed through from being one of the last seeds in the tournament to winning it,” said Lecque. “I just love these guys.”

Q: What does this mean for you personally to finish your high school career like this?

A: “I haven’t won anything serious in basketball yet with how I lost in EYBL and my last couple of years in high school,” he said. “To win this and finish out my high school career on this note is a wonderful feeling.”

Q: You would probably argue that this is the most talented team in the nation. What did it take for you guys to work together so well?

A: “We were the most talented team in the country from the beginning of the season and now,” Lecque said. “We just had to figure out how to work together and we eventually clicked at the end. Now we can go to college with this great experience.”

Q: How have you developed on and off the court here at Brewster Academy?

A: “It’s a little different and it’s really cold in Brewster,” he said. “It’s just a great opportunity to be with everyone and build different relationships. I’ve grown to love the Brewster community and become a good guy.”

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