Player Spotlight: Ryan Beeman - 2007

The Cager Report on sits down with a top 2007 Arizona prospect, Ryan Beeman, a 6-4 athlete with PG skills and a lights out shooter...


Ryan Beeman, 6-4 2007 G Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Ridge high School, is one to watch in the class of 2007.  The Cager Report lists him as a LM (Follow) with PG skills standing 6-4 and athletic.  Beeman can attack the glass in traffic, shoot it from beyond the arc and can defend.  Look for Beeman to hit the LM radar over the next 8 months.


We had a chance to sit down and talk with the Desert Ridge senior this past week to get his thoughts on the coming season, his college future and outlook.


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Ryan Beeman

Desert Ridge High School

High School Coach:  Brad Little


Cager Report: What were your stats from last season?

Beeman:  11 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds

CR: What is your official height and weight?

Beeman:  6'4",  172

CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?

Beeman:  Scoring 24 points in first half of high school game against big rivalry my Sophomore year

CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Beeman:  Transitioning from a SG to a PG. and becoming a better leader


CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on? 

Beeman:  My ball handling is the area of my game I've worked hardest on to improve.  I need to continue to improve on my defense.


CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for? 

Beeman:  Justin Boykin

CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Beeman:  Justin Boykin because he plays the game with a lot of intensity.

CR: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?

Beeman:  Mid to Low D1 college or D2 college.

CR: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

Beeman:  Yes


CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why? 

Beeman:  Jerryd Bayless, he's a dominant ball player.

CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why? 

Beeman:  Harper Kamp, because he's a smart player and he is a team player.

CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player? 

Beeman:  A great shooter with good awareness on the court.

CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

Beeman:  My strength as a player would be my shooting and ball handling; my weaknesses would be consistency on the floor with shooting and defense


CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why? 

Beeman:  Kobe Bryant, because the things he can do on the court are amazing.

CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

Beeman:  Go for your dreams and work hard to accomplish them.

CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season? 

Beeman:  Major improvement from last season.

CR: What position do you think you will play in college?

Beeman:  2G and or PG

CR: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Beeman:  Good shooting, hard work, a will to win, and dedication to the program.

CR: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?

Beeman:  Basketball program history, good coaches, and academics

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