Four-star guard Beekman commits to UVA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia men's basketball added another recruit to their 2020 class with the commitment of four-star point guard Reece Beekman on Thursday.

Beekman announced his commitment Thursday morning, while playing in his future home at John Paul Jones Arena for the NBAPA Top 100 Camp.

"It's kind of like my new home, so just getting a feel for it every time I step on the court," Beekman said on Thursday.

Beekman is ranked among the top-75 players in the 2020 class according to 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN. The 6-2 point guard is ranked 6th at his position and is rated as the best player out of Louisiana.

Beekman said he and his family have known Virginia was the "perfect fit" since last week and saw himself fitting into the backcourt after watching Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy lead the Wahoos to the 2019 NCAA National Championship.

"I was like I could picture myself out there kind of doing what they're doing, just making plays how they were making plays," Beekman said, "So just them two together was a good duo and they lead their team to a national championship."

Now Beekman says the pressure is off at camp this weekend, so he is taking time to admire his future home.

"Kind of crazy just knowing that in a couple years, I'll be out there playing," Beekman said, "Packed with thousands of people and it'll be a totally different experience."

Beekman is the second commit in Virginia 2020 class, joining three-star guard Carson McCorkle.



 
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