Beekman, who hails from Baton Rogue, is a 6-foot-2 guard; 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 65 overall prospect in the 2020 class. However, ESPN has Beekman even further up its chart.
Reece Beekman tells ESPN that he’s committed to Virginia. “Tony Bennett is a straight forward guy and they win big. I like his calmness in big moments and he definitely lets his guards play.” Beekman sits at no.44 in the 100.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) June 13, 2019
Back in November of last year, Beekman took an official visit to UVA. He becomes the first 2020 commitment for Virginia since the Cavaliers won the 2019 NCAA Tournament. He joins North Carolina product and 3-star guard Carson McCorkle as the second member of UVA’s 2020 class.
Tony Bennett and Virginia are in the midst of rebuilding a backcourt that will lose Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy to the NBA this summer. Casey Morsell, a 4-star combo guard out of Washington D.C., will suit up for the Cavaliers in the 2019-20 season. With Morsell, Beekman, McCorkle and, of course, Kihei Clark, Virginia is building its next foundational guard rotation.
That group will be joined for the 2020-21 season by Sam Hauser, a veteran sharpshooter who transferred in from Marquette this summer.