PG Jacobi Wright of Legacy Charter is set to announce his college decision Sunday afternoon. It’s possible he’ll share the spotlight with Cardinal Newman 6-3 combo guard Joshua Beadle. Beadle cut his list to a final five earlier this week and he’s thinking he might be right to announce a decision on Sunday as well. His final five schools are Clemson, College of Charleston, Furman, Wake Forest and VCU.
“I do plan to commit soon,” Beadle said. “Maybe Father’s Day. I’m having my parents and everyone in my family list the pros and cons of each school. The five are still in it. It’s a really hard decision.”
What makes it hard, according to Beadle, is that each school can provide him with what he’s looking for.
“They all check my boxes off over what I want in each school,” Beadle said. “A fast-paced team, a guard oriented team, good coaches with history and family oriented culture.”
Clemson has been recruiting Beadle for an extended period. He went up for a couple of games last season and Clemson coaches took in some of his. Brad Brownell offered in early May and the prusue has continued.
“I think Clemson is a real consideration with them being in my top five,” Beadle said. “We had a Zoom call the other day and it went well. They like how much that I know the game, my IQ really, and they think I’ll be a really good fit.”
Wake Forest also is a major player with new head coach Steve Forbes who had offered Beadle while at East Tennessee State. His lead recruiter for Beadle is Columbia’s own BJ McKie, the former USC star.
“He’s been recruiting me really hard and we talk a lot,” Beadle said. “He’ll text me after games sometimes. It’s really just more than basketball.”
And the three other schools haven’t given up in their recruiting efforts.
“I talk to every school fairly often,” he said. “I just had a Zoom call with VCU and Furman as well. I’ll probably have another conversation with Furman.”
The left-handed Beadle, who can play both the point and the two guard spot, averaged 16 points 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season.