Beard is having a terrific junior season for 9-1 Parkview Magnet, where he is averaging 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Beard said that he is shooting 40% from 3-PT land, and is making over 80% of his FT attempts.
Beard said that he is solidly committed to Missouri. He said that other schools try to recruit him.
“But I don’t take their calls,” said Beard, who expects to play with the National Team again this summer.
Beard said that he had recently spoken to his Team Thad teammate, Leron Black, who is also being recruited by Missouri. Beard said that Black told him that “Missouri is one of his top four schools”.
To be sure, Beard would like to persuade his friend and teammate to join him at Missouri.
“He’s very good,” Beard said with a little laugh.