Student-Athlete Johnnie Lacy Signs NLI

    Nov. 19, 2008

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College men's basketball coach Keno Davis announced on November 19 that student-athlete Johnnie Lacy (Milwaukee, Wis.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in September 2009. Lacy, who attends Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., is one of the top-ranked high school point guards in the country. Dave Telep ranks him as the ninth best point guard in the nation, while puts him at No. 12, and rates him at No. 25.

    Lacy, a 5-foot-10-inch, 160-pound point guard, played for Milwaukee Bay View High School last year during his junior season. He averaged 21.7 ppg at Milwaukee Bay View in 2008. Lacy also played for the Playground Elite AAU team. He can score from all over the floor and he has the ability to get into the lane. Lacy, who has excellent speed, is very strong with the ball.

    "We are very pleased to have Johnnie Lacy join our program," Davis said. "He not only has outstanding quickness at the point guard position, but he also possesses the ability to make his teammates better. His talents combined with our up-tempo brand of basketball make him a perfect fit for Providence College."

    Lacy is the fifth player to a sign a NLI for the Friars during this early signing period as he joins Kadeem Batts (Powder Springs, Ga.), Duke Mondy (Grand Rapids, Mich.), James Still (Detroit, Mich.) and Kyle Wright (Hartford, Conn.) as part of the newcomers for the Friars in 2009-10.