Beckham Hits The Visit Trail

Antiquawn Beckham decided to go to a Prep School after signing with IUPUI last year. The move paid off, as he's picking up interest from high-major programs.

Antiquawn Beckham, of New Hampton (N.H.) School recently got back to his hometown (Louisville, Ky.) for spring break and the 6-foot-5 guard is using his down time to visit college campuses.

This past weekend the three-star prospect took an unofficial visit to Kentucky to check out the campus and take in the Wildcats' last regular season game against the defending national champions, Florida.

"It was cool," Beckham said. "I got up there pretty early. I took a tour of the practice facility and I had a conversation with Coach [Tracy Webster]. Then I went to the game. I enjoyed the game. It was a great game."

"It was a good time," he said. "A lot of Kentucky fans knew who I was and were asking me if I was coming to Kentucky. I didn't really know the answer, but a lot of people knew me here."

Despite showing recent interest, Kentucky's staff never saw him play during the high school season, but they did ask for some film on the former Louisville (Ky.) Ballard standout.

Next up on Beckham's visit list is Bradley. The Braves have been steadily recruiting him for a while and Beckham will use one of his four remaining official visits to visit them on Wednesday. Following that visit, he'll head to UAB.

"My visit is from Wednesday to Friday and in early April I'm scheduled to go on a visit for UAB," Beckham said. "They feel like they are going to make the NCAA tournament so they think it's best for me to come after the season, so I can spend some time on campus."

To go with interest from Kentucky, Bradley and UAB, Beckham is receiving strong interest from Colorado State, St. John's, Wichita State and most recently Mississippi State.

"The [Mississippi State] coach and I had a long talk last night," he said. "He basically said that he liked my game a lot and liked that I could play the one, two and three. He said he loved my game and that he felt like I was an SEC player.

"One of their coaches is trying to find the time to come down and visit me in Louisville and then they are going to come see me in New Hampton."

Just as he planned at the beginning of the year Beckham is planning to wait out the process. At this point UAB is on top, but he's not in a rush to make a commitment.

"Right now if I had to make a decision I like UAB, but I'm really hoping something can move fast with Kentucky," he said. "I'm going to try and keep in contact with them. He asked me while I'm in town for the next two weeks, if I can come up and work out."


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