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Marquette Basketball Offers A Scholarship To Class Of 2020 Prospects Reece Beekman & Jamari Sibley

Yep, 2020. Be prepared for 2021 offers coming this summer.

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The high school class of 2020 is currently wrapping up their sophomore year. As such, I think we can expect a flood of Marquette Golden Eagles scholarship offers coming for the 2020 class as the summer progresses. I say this at the top to brace yourself for the sensation of feeling very very old.

With that said, Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook’s Mark Miller reports that Marquette has offered two scholarships in the past two days. One went to Reece Beekman, a point guard out of Louisiana, while the other went to Milwaukee area prep star Jamari Sibley. While it might not seem like it at first glance, the two have a connection, as they both play their club hoops for Phenom University, along with long-time MU target Jalen Johnson.

Sibley attends Nicolet High School, which covers the north shore suburbs of Milwaukee. 247 Sports lists him as a power forward, but they also have him at only 6’8” and 200 pounds, while Miller pointed out that he’s up to 6’9” now. As he’s a 2020 recruit, 247 doesn’t have any recruiting rankings attached to him yet, but he does have offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota, and USC. According to WisSports.net, Sibley averaged 16.8 points and 10.1 rebounds in 25 games for Nicolet this past season. He also chipped in 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.2 blocks, which seems pretty good. He went for 24 points and 10 rebounds in Nicolet’s final win of the season, a 67-60 victory over Plymouth in the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinals.

Beekman has sprouted up a bit since 247 Sports plugged in their measurements on him, as Miller has him tabbed at 6’3”, well over the 6-feet even that’s listed. He holds offers from Arizona State, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, LSU, Minnesota, and USC. That’s weirdly a lot of the same schools as Sibley. The Milwaukee native attends Scotlandville Magnet school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and they had a pretty good season in 2017-18. Playing alongside top 40 prospect and LSU signee Ja’Vonte Smart, Scotlandville won the Division 1 select state title in March. Even with Smart as the senior star, Beekman still played a major role in the title game, scoring 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, with 10 of his points coming in the second quarter alone, and was named the game’s most outstanding player.

Here’s a couple of highlight videos of these guys. First, one of Beekman from that title game performance:

Here’s one on Sibley from last summer:

And one of Sibley from December in a Nicolet game against Milwaukee Riverside:

2020 looks to be a big recruiting class for Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski. The Golden Eagles are projected to have four scholarships opening up following the 2019-20 season, and replacing Markus Howard, Sam Hauser, Sacar Anim, and Ed Morrow on the team won’t exactly be an easy task. Of course, there’s a lot of things in motion at all times when it comes to recruiting, so we’ll see what happens between now and two years hence.

Here’s the scholarship chart as it currently stands:

Marquette Basketball Scholarship Chart