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MU basketball team gains first 2014 recruit
06/09/2012 2:24 PM
05/16/2014 6:42 PM
Anton Beard, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Little Rock, Ark., became the first member of Missouri’s 2014 men’s basketball recruiting class when he gave a verbal commitment to the Tigers on Friday night.
PowerMizzou.com reported the commitment and Beard posted this message on Twitter: “Mizzou tigers here I come !!!”
Beard, rated four stars by Rivals, attends Parkview High School and plays AAU basketball for Memphis-based Team Thad, which is sponsored by current Philadelphia 76er Thaddeus Young. Beard is one of four players on the team who visited Missouri coach Frank Haith and associate coach Tim Fuller in Columbia last month and left with scholarship offers.
The others are four-star 6-7 forward Leron Black, rated by Rivals as the No. 20 overall player in the 2014 class, 5-9 point guard Chris Chiozza and 6-7 combo forward Marcanious Hymon.
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