Stock soaring for Bearden

With a state title to his credit, Lamonte Bearden is beginning to reel in the high-major attention.

Germantown (Wisc) dominated the competition in the state of Wisconsin during the high school season. One of the major reasons for that was Lamonte Bearden. The class of 2014 point guard was excellent all year long, and now his stock is soaring on the recruiting trail.

At 6-foot-1 with solid athleticism, a great handle, and the ability to score, Bearden is developing in a big way as a point guard, and more and more people are taking notice.

"The spring has been great," said Bearden. "A lot of good coaches have come out, and our team is playing real well. It has been fun playing with these guys."

He continued, "I feel I am playing well, but there are still some things that I need to work on, but the spring is going pretty good."

Recruiting wise Beaden has been on the mid-major radar for a while, and now the high-major schools are really beginning to pick things up with him.

"I have offers from Oregon State, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Green Bay," said Bearden. "Also I am getting interest from Marquette, Purdue, Butler, Virginia and I want Syracuse. That is it right now."

The most recent offer for Bearden was Oregon State, and he said it was big to get the first high-major school to come forward.

"It is pretty good, they are a good program," said Bearden of the Beavers. "I talked to Coach (Nate) Pomeday and he is a good guy, and it seems like they are a good program with good people."

Also a pair of programs from the state of Indiana are really beginning to pick things up with him. Both Purdue and Butler recently placed calls and said they are interested in the floor general.

"I talked to Butler on (Thursday) and they were telling me about the program, and I knew they had a great program," said Bearden. "It was good to hear from them."

He continued about the Boilermakers, "Purdue, they have some good guards and it would be a great opportunity for me with them being in the Big Ten."

At the moment Bearden is hoping to be able to make visits to Virginia and Purdue, but nothing is set in stone.


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