2020 PG Tyler Beard, a 6-1 point guard at Chicago’s Whitney Young, has announced his intent to commit to a college program tomorrow (Tuesday).
Young’s Tyler Beard is committing tomorrow. Recently picked up a Georgetown offer. https://t.co/3xIhtYQk33— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) January 27, 2020
Ewing & Staff have been watching Tyler Beard for a few years but turned the pursuit up several weeks ago. It is believed the staff made an in-person, formal offer over the weekend while watching some Chicago talent.
Georgetown offered 2020 Whitney Young (IL) Guard Tyler Beard yesterday https://t.co/CHq5JT0rbB— Shoot The Jay (@SportsManCave) January 26, 2020
Beard’s senior-year interviews identify that after getting plenty of high-major looks in prior seasons, few major schools were contacting him until about a month ago.
Recruiting News: One of the best available 2020 CG, Tyler Beard (@tylerbeard24) of nationally recognized Whitney Young (IL) earned a @GeorgetownHoops offer per @Rivals.— BIG EAST BUCKETS (@BIGEAST_BUCKETS) January 26, 2020
Since December, Hoyas staff has Tyler Beard in the @CityOfPalmsBKB, @BBCbasketball, & @HoophallClassic. pic.twitter.com/DxqIN4APUs
Corey Evans had mentioned that, while Georgetown was coming the hardest for the Rivals-top-150 recruit, “Cal, Ole Miss, Maryland, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt have begun to express greater interest in him.”
Hoyas assistant Robert Kirby was reported to be courtside https://t.co/lZUT7mctVS— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) December 19, 2019
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The 6-foot-2 lead guard has that Chicago toughness to his game and plays with a chip on his shoulder. He can facilitate from the half-court and in a full-court setting. His jump-shot has improved and he is consistently making shots from the mid-range out to the three-point line...
Beard is naturally a point guard but has the ability to play a little combo guard at the next level. “I’m great at either spot, Playing the point is more natural because I love to play make first. It’s always been that way. But I’ve also got better at shooting and scoring so that opens up my game even more.”
Beard tells HoopSeen that Georgetown and Virginia Tech the most as of late.
The 3-star point guard holds offers from Georgetown, DePaul, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Iowa. The Hoyas’ coaching staff has been in too see him multiple times recently.
Yesterday at Hoophall, the 6’2” 175 lb. guard scored 24 points, along with six rebounds and eight assists. He is a tough guard who can make shots and defends well. Overall, Beard is having an outstanding senior season.
Beard has toughness, can get to the rim and is comfortable in either an up and down or a halfcourt setting. This year, his jump shot has really opened things up for him.
”That’s one of the things that I’ve really worked on that colleges wanted to see,” said Beard. “I’ve really worked on that and it really opens up driving lanes for me and my teammates. I really wanted to improve that and I have.”
Beard is one of the 2020 class’ top up-and-coming point guards. The major recruiting services give him four stars and rank him in the top 60, and there’s thought the product of Chicago powerhouse Whitney Young could rise even higher...
The 6-foot-2 guard holds offers from Iowa, Butler, DePaul and Illinois-Chicago [in 2018]... and Xavier, Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, St. John’s, Georgetown, Southern Illinois, Creighton, Missouri, Florida Atlantic, Northern Illinois, Green Bay and North Dakota State have also gotten eyes on him...
”Toughness and grittiness. I like playing that way. That’s how we were raised in Chicago,” Beard said. “Defense is the most important part of the game. You’ve got to bring it at both ends, not just offense. Playing defense, you’ve just got to get down and get gritty and tough. If everybody’s on the floor playing defense, you have a team that gets hyped up. It brings energy to the game. You get a flow, and the offense just comes with the defense.”