Beal Ready to Shine

Playing on a team with Darrell Arthur and Bryan Davis has it's pros and cons. You may not get the ball as much, but you'll get your share of open looks. Jermaine Beal is ready to show people he's been overlooked and that he can consistently knock down those open looks.

Jermaine Beal came up short in the title game against Kingwood High, but the 6-foot-3 DeSoto High (Texas) junior guard is looking for redemption.

He'll get a chance to show people that there's more to Team Texas than the inside duo of Durrell Arthur and Bryan Davis.

Beal averaged 19 points this past season and finished with 16 in the title game, but missed on a 3-point attempt with 10 seconds left that could have put DeSoto ahead.

``I was happy with my season and how the team did, but I was still mad that we came up short," Beal said.

Beal and his Team Texas teammates will get going at the Boo Williams tournament a week from this weekend and then will head to Arkansas for the Real Deal at the Hill before playing host to a tournament in Dallas – the Next Level Ballers.

Beal, who has a 3.3 GPA, said that coaches from Baylor, Texas A&M, UConn and SMU have called in the past month, but his co-leaders are Oklahoma and Kansas. Beal also said that Arizona and California have expressed recent interest.

``I want to go somewhere I can play as a freshman," Beal said. "But I also want to go somewhere we can win. I'm not really sure I want to stay in the Big 12. I think I want to go someplace new."

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