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A Closer Look: Wildens Leveque

Wildens Leveque

Friarbasketball.com will take a closer look at a number of key PC recruiting targets throughout the offseason. Our staff will also continue to provide updates on prospects that have been previously featured.

Prospect: Wildens Leveque

Position: Power Forward

School: Gould Academy

AAU Program: Mass Rivals

Class: 2019

Overview:

Wildens Leveque emerged as a high major prospect last summer while playing for the Mass Rivals AAU program, impressive considering he missed the spring of 2017 with a wrist injury.

Although still scratching the surface of his ability, Leveque is already a good shot blocker and runs the court well for a big man. His athletic ability really stands out for a man his size. In this short video Leveque shows his ability to play above the rim:

Leveque has been on the PC campus several times. He attend last year’s Elite Camp, visited unofficially last August, and was on campus against his past week.

When asked about Leveque’s progress Mass Rivals coach Tom Nelson told Friarbasketball.com that “Leveque had a very good year. Cory (McClure, Gould Academy head coach) did a tremendous job of teaching him and allowing him to play through some mistakes. His first year playing prep ball went well. His conditioning and body improved. I expect him to show well this summer. He challenges shots above the rim and runs the floor incredibly well. I’m excited to watch him go up against some of the best in the country.”

What Others are Saying:

The New England Recruiting Report says that “while Leveque was a diamond-in-the-rough type of prospect a year ago he has made substantial strides since September and has a clear upside given his size and physical tools.” They currently have him ranked 10th in New England for the class of 2019.

The Competition:

Besides the Friars, Leveque is picking up attention from several Big 10, SEC, and Big East programs. Some of the teams that have already offered include Penn State, URI, Rutgers, and VCU among others. Expect him to get  more offers from high major programs this summer.

The Bottom Line:

Leveque is just scratching the surface of his ability and could be ready to explode on the AAU circuit this summer. He recently was named first team all-tournament at the Zero Gravity Finals where his Mass Rivals group won the championship. Many high major schools are going to be kicking themselves that they did not start recruiting him sooner.

Three of Leveque’s former AAU teammates (Makai Ashton-Langford, David Duke, and A.J. Reeves) are key members of the current Friar squad. When Leveque visited this past Tuesday he was impressive scrimmaging with the current Friar team.

Look For Leveque to continue to break out this summer and for the Friars to be right in the mix for his services.

Mixtape Time:

Here are some more highlight videos of Wildens Leveque in action:

Here is a full game video of St. Andrew’s School vs. Gould Academy:

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