In the recruitment of Anthony Beane, nobody was able to develop a better relationship with him than Illinois State.
After all, the 6-foot-1 senior point guard from Normal (Ill.) Community's father, Anthony Sr., has been a member of Tim Jankovich's staff since Jankovich took over the reigns of the Redbirds program.
Still, they had to recruit Beane and it paid off when he committed late Tuesday night.
"Anthony Beane, Jr. has elected to play for his father at Illinois State
University," said Team Illinois recruiting coordinator Brandon Dunson. "He chose the Redbirds over scholarship offers from Boston
College, Iowa, and Penn State."
An athletic and tough point guard, Beane is a three-star prospect who is just starting to come into his own. He can attack the rim, creates for others and has become much more consistent as a jump shooter because he's learned to control his athleticism and get a better base before shooting.
During his junior season, Beane helped lead Normal Community to a fourth place finish in the state tournament. He will sign in November.