Beasley To The Big 12

Bryan Beasley took an unofficial visit this week and that was all he needed to see. The 5-foot-10 Pflugerville guard is headed to the Big 12.

Billy Gillispie loves to recruit in the state of Texas. In fact, he's now the owner of three commitments from the Class of 2006 from the state. On Thursday, Bryan Beasley, a point guard, committed to Texas A&M.

The 5-foot-10 standout from Pflugerville who had been getting interest from Vanderbilt, Rice, Stanford, New Mexico, Virginia and Illinois, could wait no longer. He found a home in College Station.

"Basically everything they had to offer [sold me], Beasley said. "When I took the trip up there yesterday I got a chance to play with guys. I talked to some people in the engineering and agriculture and liked it a lot."

Beasley, known for his perimeter touch, averaged 19.7 points a game last season. "They'll use me as a point guard who can score. A strong part of my game would be my ability to score and shoot; that's always been one of my strongest points."

Beasley's trip to A&M on Wednesday wasn't his first foray into Aggie land. "I went to one of their practices last year before the season started," Beasley said. "I knew they were going to be good.

"He's a great coach. He just seems to get the best out of his players every time they play."


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