CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It won't be much longer that Malik Beasley is three-star prospect ranked No. 137 in the class of 2015. The fact of the matter is that the Georgia wing's star is on the rise and he's going to be rising up the charts quickly. But, he's in no rush to pick a college.
A 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Alpharetta (Ga.) St. Francis, Beasley is currently one of the most under ranked players in the country. After a strong junior season his game has gone to a new level and he's playing with extreme confidence.
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"I think I had a great spring," Beasley told Rivals.com. "A lot of hard work is paying off and I'm playing really well."
Formerly more of a mid-major target, Beasley has watched one high major offer after another come in. He's more confident, but he's also much more athletic than in the past and has rounded out his overall game.
"My athleticism has really taken off," said Beasley. "My ball-handling is better and my jump shot is way better and I'm enjoying becoming a leader."
Despite lots of new attention, Beasley doesn't really want to talk about specific schools just yet.
"I'm not going to list anybody right now," said Beasley. "I'm going to wait until the end of July to decide on a list and then in August I'm going to take a lot of visits."
When Beasley says that he wants to take a lot of visits, he isn't kidding. He said that the plan is basically for he and his father to load up and make as many stops as possible to places like North Carolina, VCU, Kansas State, California, USC, UCLA, Florida State, Georgia, Texas and others.
After the unofficial visits, Beasley feels he'll be ready to chop things down even further and from there will decide if he needs to take official visits or just end his recruitment.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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