Beasley Publicly De-Commits From 49ers

Michael Beasley is back on the market … officially. The 6-foot-8 highly regarded power forward told that he's opened things up.

Since the hiring of Bob Huggins and the subsequent hiring of Charlotte assistant Dalonte Hill at Kansas State, the likelihood of Michael Beasley's commitment to Charlotte holding water has been a public topic. Most thought no way the 49ers can keep him. Apparently, most are right.

At the King James Shooting Stars Classic, Beasley told, for the record, where his deal with Charlotte stands.

"I de-committed from Charlotte," Beasley said. "That's not being down on Charlotte. I just need to find a better school for me; that's not downing Charlotte either. I need to find a school where I can go and get out quick. I'm not trying to go to college for 3-4 years. I want to find the school that fits me best.

"Charlotte (fits the profile) so don't get me wrong. Now it's time to start looking at the more big time schools, schools that can get to the Sweet 16 easily, schools that you don't have to carry on your back and have to get 30 points a night but get a loss."

Schools like say Kansas State, Connecticut, Syracuse, Georgetown, North Carolina and maybe Southern Cal? Beasley said he's interested in each school. UNC has shown zero interest to date from what we have observed.

Beasley said that UConn, Georgetown, Southern Cal, and to a degree, Syracuse are coming with regularity. Of course, Kansas State is making its pitch as well and figures to be a school that gets at least a visit.

The power forward said that he's in no rush to make a decision and there isn't a single player out there that affects his decision. "Nobody will affect me. Like somebody once told me: ‘I'm they only person that stop myself on defense.'"

We spoke with Beasley after his final game Sunday morning at the King James. Rumors are always swirling around him but he's dealt with them as they come. Now, the D.C. native says he'll take his time.

"It ain't like I'm going to college next year. I'm just going to ride it out and take my time and whatever happens happens. I don't have anything planned and when that bridge comes I'll cross it."

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