Lee men’s basketball coach Bubba Smith is excited to add Baylor School point guard Beyuan Hendricks to his 2019 signing class. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder averaged 18 points, five rebounds and four …
“We have been following Beyuan’s high school career for a while and have built a great relationship with him during the recruiting process,” explained Smith. “We have loved watching Beyuan develop into one of the top point guards in the state. His high basketball IQ, passing and playmaking ability, scoring, and leadership qualities make him a perfect fit for our style of play.”
Coach Smith added, “We expect Beyuan to have an immediate impact on our team. Not only is he a great talent, but an even better person. We love recruiting players that are used to winning and are well coached. (Baylor) Coach Mark Price has been instrumental in developing Beyuan into a college-ready point guard. Our fans are going to enjoy watching him play for the next four years.”
Coach Price offered high praise for Beyuan. “He will be a tremendous addition to both the Lee University community as well as the men's basketball program. He has had one of the most successful basketball careers in the storied history of Baylor basketball. Beyuan is a proven winner on the basketball court and around campus at Baylor. I know that he will represent Lee in that same fashion over the next few seasons. Lee will afford him the opportunity to play close to home and that is a special thing for him as he comes from such a well-respected family in the Cleveland area,” said Coach Price in closing.
Hendricks said he chose Lee “because it was the best for fit me. I wanted to go to a school where I was wanted most and that provided a good education with good people around me, and Lee was that place for me.”
He looked at Furman, Alabama Huntsville and UT-Chattanooga before selecting Lee. “I hope to bring my leadership and hard work that will result in many wins over my career.” He added that all of his high school coaches and mother (Nakia) and father (Bethel) helped pave the way to his outstanding high school career at Baylor.
Beyuan attended Cleveland’s Stuart Elementary School through the sixth grade before beginning his Baylor career. His father enjoyed two outstanding years at Cleveland State Community College, leading the 1988-90 team to the college’s first appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament.
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