Jermaine Beal, the No. 108 ranked player in the class of 2006 displayed his grittiness by playing through a broken nose at the Nike Hoop Jamboree this summer. In Houston, Texas at the AAU 16-under Nationals he displayed his skill level playing for Team Texas. The 6-foot-3, 186-pound combo guard from DeSoto, Texas, favors five schools, and three have already offered.
“My favorites are Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Texas, and SMU,” said Beal. “Right now I have offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, and SMU.”
All five of Beal’s favorites have watched him workout this Fall, along with Colorado, Texas A&M, UNLV, and Arizona State.
Beal had these comments about what he is looking for in his future school.
“I’m looking for a school with a good location,” he said. “I am also looking for a good relationship with the coach and my teammates, and I’d like to go somewhere I can get playing time as a freshman.”
Beal has the potential to be very good at both guard positions. He has the passing and defensive instincts of a good point guard but needs to tighten up his handle. He has the length and scoring skills of a shooting guard but needs to get stronger and smooth out his shooting stroke.
“I’m working on my entire game,” he said. “I need to become a better ball handler and rebounder and continue to get better defensively.”