The No. 107 ranked player in the Rivals150 Bryan Beasley had wanted to go to Stanford, but the academically oriented combo guard grew tired of waiting for an official offer after the prolonged admissions process with Stanford. After an impressive unofficial visit to an up and coming Big 12 program, Beasley, 5-foot-11, 170-pounds from Pflugerville, Texas, has decided to stay in Texas to play his college ball.
"Bryan and his parents went down to Texas A&M yesterday, and Coach Gillespie and the rest of the coaches did a good job presenting the school, especially academically," said Beasley's AAU coach Max Ivany of the Texas Ambassadors. "Bryan felt comfortable there and got along with the coaches and players. So he talked it over with his parents last night and then called Coach Gillespie this morning to commit."
Beasley, who carries a 4.3 GPA and an 1170 SAT score, averaged 19 points per game as a junior. He is a true combo guard who can both run a team and score tough points as well.
With the strong possibility that present Texas A&M point guard AC Law will enter the draft after this season, Beasley might have a chance to contribute immediately.
"I think Bryan will do well at A&M because he is willing to work hard and earn a spot," said Ivany. "I think he can contribute immediately. I know the coaches are excited about him and are looking forward to coaching him."