University of Virginia-bound point guard Reece Beekman poured in 30 points and registered 16 rebounds while leading Scotlandville Magnet (Baton Rouge, LA) to a 67-61 win over The Master’s Academy (Oviedo FL) in the opening round of the 17th annual Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament in Florida.
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Winning is nothing new for the 6’2”, 165-pound senior. Scotlandville Magnet has compiled 117 in 129 games and captured three consecutive Division 1 state championships since Beekman arrived on the scene as a freshman in 2016-17. The Hornets, guided by head coach Carlos Sample, have reached the state championship game 10-straight seasons, coming away with six titles in all during that span.
Beekman, who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, moved to Baton Rouge before his 8th grade year. While he was a factor as a freshman on Scotlandville’s 2016-17 state championship team, the talented point guard made a big splash on the high school basketball scene his sophomore campaign, when he averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game and earned Most Outstanding Player in the 2018 Louisiana State Tournament.
Beekman averaged 21.9 points, 10.2 assists, and 10.2 rebounds per game in 2018-19, leading the Hornets to a 34-2 record and third straight state title. He earned first-team all-state honors as a junior, and for the second consecutive season he took home Most Outstanding Player honors at the Louisiana State Tournament.
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