“I’m real comfortable with my decision,” Beverley said. “I think I’m going to make it a couple of days after (the Arkansas visit).”
Beverley, a guard who began the year as a mid-major prospect bound for Toledo, erupted as a senior and led the city of Chicago in scoring. The 6-foot-3 Beverley admitted that prior to his senior season he was a mid-major recruit but once he got it rolling, used his anonymity as motivation.
“You get overshadowed by the Sherron Collins’ and the Derrick Rose’s and Jonathan Scheyer’s,” Beverley said. “Really all it does is motivate me to work harder and stay in the gym. I want to be on top and no one showed me love. I want to earn it but without them showing me love I have to take it.”
Beverley earned everything that came his way. In fact, he even earned a spot in the prestigious Roundball Classic and said there wasn’t a single person involved in the game who enjoyed the experience more than he did. “It was off the chain. I enjoyed it a lot. I think I proved to everybody that I can play with the best and everybody took notice of that.”
In Beverley’s mind a decision has been made. Either way it shakes down, he sees opportunity at both Michigan and Arkansas. “At Michigan, senior Daniel Horton left and the point guard position could be open for me. As far as Arkansas, I think they have 3 seniors that are leaving and the opportunity is there also.”
It’s decision time. Someone is about to get a late bloomer who knows what its like to earn a scholarship from a big time program. He’ll be ready to come in and get it done wherever he chooses.