Beverly Still On The Board

Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger High has a rich history, albeit a slow developing one. The program has produced fine players who somehow manage to peak during their senior seasons.

Donnell Beverly isn't concerned at all about not receiving much attention nationally. Heck, by now he's used to it. Back in the Dorell Wright and Russell Westbrook weren't highly sought after at similar stages in their careers and things worked out well for each.

For some reason, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger simply cranks out good players toward the end of their high school careers. "I have no idea (why)," Beverly said. "Maybe people look past us because we go to Leuzinger. Then the season starts and we show how good we are. It always happens but I can't really say the reason."

Boston College, a program with a rich history – and soft spot – of signing late bloomers is on Beverly. So is Arkansas, Kent State, New Mexico State and Arizona State. However, the point guard can't visit anyone until at least after this weekend when he takes the SAT for the first time.

When he does begin the process, Boston College and Kent State are going to receive official visits. Kent State assistant Josh Oppenheim has always recruited Leuzinger's players and even signed Wright (before he turned pro) when he was an assistant at DePaul.

Despite the late developing scenario, Beverly isn't ruling out a fall decision. "After I take my visits I might make a verbal commitment depending on how I like it when I come back."


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