The Xavier Musketeers extended their reach to Michigan earlier this week. The Musketeers did so by offering a class of 2019 guard. Harlond Beverly of Southfield Christian School received an offer from the Muskies back on Sunday. Beverly announced the news on his Twitter account.
Blessed to say that I’ve received an offer to play basketball from Xavier University . pic.twitter.com/sI1XtkEmbJ— Harlond Beverly (@Harlond20) October 29, 2017
The Southfield native is listed at 6-foot-4, 167 lbs. as he enters his junior season in high school. Beverly is a four-star recruit per 247Sports Composite, who also has him ranked 155th overall in his class. In the state of Michigan, Beverly is thought of very highly. 247Sports has him ranked fourth among all recruits, with Terry Armstrong, Mark “Rocket” Watts and Romeo Weems listed in front of him.
Beverly had taken an unofficial visit to Xavier before he received the offer from coach Chris Mack and his staff. He also recently visited the Missouri Tigers, who also offered him. The Arizona State Sun Devils, Michigan State Spartans and Baylor Bears have also offered Beverly to this point, with 10 schools currently in on him per VerbalCommits.
The Musketeers have offered seven players in the 2019 class listed at shooting guard. Beverly joins a field including Jalen Lecque, Justin Moore, Bryan Antoine, Josh Nickelberry, Alex Hemenway and Samari Curtis. Xavier has a need at guard going forward with J.P. Macura graduating this year. Next year, they will have just four guards on scholarship between Quentin Goodin, Paul Scruggs, Elias Harden and 2018 commit Keonte Kennedy. For that reason, it’s really not too surprising that the Muskies are prioritizing this position for 2019.