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    Anton Beard verbally commits to Arkansas basketball in 2014

    6:31 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Some good news headed to "The Hill" for the 2014 basketball season. Little Rock Parkview junior Anton Beard announced he's intends to play basketball for the University of Arkansas upon graduation.

    Beard made the announcement on his Twitter account last night that he was verbally committed to the Hogs saying "I just committed to the University of Arkansas!"

    Beard had pledged to play for Missouri but de-committed in February. He picked the Hogs over LSU, Tennessee and U-Mass. He reportedly received offers from Florida, Florida State and Georgetown.

    Beard recently transferred to North Little Rock high school where he will play his senior season of basketball. He attended and played for Parkview High School in Little Rock prior to that.

    Rivals.com has Beard ranked as a four-star recruit and a top 100 player nationally. 247Sports.com has him listed as a three-star and 104th best prospect in the nation. Beard is a consensus number one instate recruit for the 2014 season.

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