Highly touted recruit Jalen Lindsey has made his college choice.
Lindsey committed to Providence College on Monday night, his high school basketball coach announced on Twitter. Christ Presbyterian Academy coach Drew Maddux broke the news that the 6-foot-6, 180-pound forward verbally committed to Providence and coach Ed Cooley.
“I just want to say how proud I am of @Jlindsey21  commitment to Providence tonight,” Maddux wrote. “I love Jalen &his family so much-always have/always will!”
Lindsey guided CPA to consecutive Class AA state championships and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball last year. He scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds against Livingston in the state semifinal. He plans to attend Huntington Prep (W. Va.) for his senior year before heading to Providence in 2014.
Lindsey is a four-star prospect and the 48th overall player in the 2014 class, according to Rivals.com. He was the third-best prospect in Tennessee, according to 247Sports. He received a slew of Division I offers, including from Florida, Louisville, Memphis, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Providence "recruited me the hardest, showed the most love and coach Cooley is a hell of a coach and a great person and will get me prepared," Lindsey wrote on Twitter.
Providence finished 19-15 and 9-9 in the Big East last year. The Friars reached the quarterfinals of the NIT.