Although the season ended abruptly for the reigning national champion Virginia Cavaliers, a future Hoo was able to finish out his illustrious high school career. Incoming first year Reece Beekman led top-seeded Scotlandville High School to a 66-39 win over No. 2 St. Augustine in the Louisiana (LHSAA) state championship. Beekman was named the Most Outstanding Player, posting a 16-point, 11-rebound, and 10-assist triple-double in the win.
This was Scotlandville’s fourth straight state title, and the Hornets compiled a 126-11 recored over Beekman’s four years on the squad.
The game was played with limited attendance as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association announced Friday, March 13, that the event would continue on Saturday without fans.
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The incoming class for the Cavaliers is ranked No. 12 nationally and No. 4 in the ACC, per 247 Sports. Beekman, widely considered to be Virginia’s point guard of the future, is currently rated a four-star by the recruiting service. He’s joined by four-star Jabri Abdur-Rahim and three-star Carson McCorkle (although McCorkle is considered a four-star by 247).
Virginia’s 2020 recruiting class is behind Duke and North Carolina with three five-stars apiece, and NC State in the ACC. The Wolfpack match Virginia’s three four-stars, but have a bigger class that gives NC State the edge in the rankings. Nationally, Virginia’s 202 class is behind just Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Michigan, Tennessee, LSU, Arkansas, NC State, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech.
Beekman wasn’t the only Virginia commit to taste victory as teammate Jonathan Horton is a future Wahoo on the gridiron.
Congrats, Reece and Jonathan!