Beasley Delivers 30 Points At Pace University

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story on Michael Beasley's big game at Pace University yesterday ...

There are many that believe Michael Beasley's next basketball stop -- Kansas State -- is just a tuneup for his biggest challenge -- the NBA. And judging by the way he handles himself on the court, one could justify those thoughts.

Beasley, a lefty with small forward skills, scored 30 points and was named the game's MVP in Notre Dame Prep's 101-86 victory over South Kent School. The event was held on the campus of Pace University and put together by the Westchester Elite basketball program.

"I just try to get the ball in a good position," said Beasley, while holding his MVP trophy. "My teammates did a good job of getting me the ball."

Notre Dame took a 58-45 lead after the first 20 minutes of play. South Kent tried to make a run a few times but the strength and skills of Beasley were too much.

Beasley had plenty of help too. Jamine Peterson scored 17 points, Thomas Manzano added 19, and Sean Crawford scored 10 points for the winners.

Isaiah Thomas led South Kent with 20 points. Manuel Cass added 16, Mark Lyons had 14, and Christian Morris scored 12 points for South Kent.

But it was the Michael Beasley show yesterday afternoon at Pace. He gave the fans in the gym a demonstration on why many believe he could be the best player in the class and destined to play professional basketball in a couple of years.

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