Nearly a month after announcing his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes, Braxton Beverly is now officially a part of the Ohio State basketball family. Alongside numerous of his Hargrave Military Academy (VA) teammates on Wednesday morning, the standout point guard put pen to paper, sealing the deal with Thad Matta and OSU.
Signing his National Letter of Intent, the former Miami (OH) commit will add another true point guard to the roster alongside JaQuan Lyle, JUCO transfer CJ Jackson, and former walk-on Joey Lane next season.
Not the biggest guard at only 5’11 and around 170-pounds, Beverly might not have the size of recent OSU lead guard D’Angelo Russell or current lead man JaQuan Lyle, but he makes up for it with a tough as nails attitude and leadership on the court.
Beverly told Land-Grant Holy Land late Tuesday, "It's a very exciting feeling! I'm anxious to get to campus and get to work and officially become a Buckeye!"
Blessed with great vision, Beverly, the former prep school teammate of current Buckeye forward Derek Funderburk, is known to dish passes to open players or stop on a dime and find his own shot.
Averaging over 20 points and six assists a contest last season as a junior, Beverly, the 64st ranked point guard and 316th overall prospect in the 2017 class per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, led the Hargrave Academy Tigers squad to an overall record of 47-1.
Attending a prep school with rich history, Beverly has his name in the Hargrave archives among some of the best to ever wear a Tiger jersey. Scoring 70 points in a game last season against Chatham Hall (VA), he broke Shaker Heights, Ohio native and current NBA player Terry Rozier’s school record by one point.
“Beverly is as skilled as he is tough. He owns a wealth of intangibles and is the consummate leader on the floor at the point guard position. He's ultra-scrappy and competitive with a true chip on his shoulder.” -ESPN