Beasley starting to emerge

Three-star Malik Beasley is starting to generate significant buzz in the state of Georgia.

There is a ton of talent at Alpharetta (Ga.) St. Francis, and one of the prospects who is generating a ton of buzz this fall is Malik Beasley. The class of 2015 guard already has one high-major offer with others taking a strong look.

According to St. Francis Head Coach Cabral Huff, big things are expected out of Beasley.

"I am expecting him to be even better this year than last year," said Huff. "He just knows how to score the ball, and also he brings rebounding from the guard position. We are looking for him to make shots, handle the ball more, and also to be a better as an on ball defender. He is already really good off the ball, but he can be better on the ball with his 6-foot-7 wing span."

Likewise Beasley has high expectations for himself and his teammates.

"Workouts have been great so far," said Beasley. "I have seen improvement as a team and individually. I really think that we are going to win a state championship this year."

Recruiting wise the interest is really picking up for Beasley.

"A lot of schools have been by like Virginia Tech, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, Georgia Tech, there have been a lot of schools," said Beasley.

He continued, "I made unofficial visits to Virginia Tech, Virginia, George Mason, and Richmond."

Right now Virginia Tech is the lone high-major offer for Beasley, and he was impressed when he saw the Hokies practice on his visit.

"I saw a practice at Virginia Tech, so I think they can be really good in the ACC," said Beasley. "Their coaches all seem like good guys and have high expectations for the team."

Also Virginia made a strong impression on Beasley.

"Virginia is a great school academic wise and basketball wise," said Beasley. "Overall it is a great school and I had fun there. I really liked the campus and the coaching staff."

For now Beasley is simply taking everything in recruiting wise and is in no hurry, but according to Huff things could really pick up this year since everything is beginning to come together for Beasley as a player.

"He has put in tremendous work," said Huff. "As a freshman he was like the eighth guy for us, but he has really worked hard. He has busted his butt every day, getting shots up every morning, asking me what he needs to do, and he has just sky rocketed as a player."

Currently Beasley is viewed as a three-star prospect.


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