North Carolina State basketball has signed a late 2017 commitment, as point guard Braxton Beverly will join the Wolfpack this season, the school announced Friday.
“I am excited to have Braxton join our program,” coach Kevin Keatts said in a statement. “Braxton can really stretch the floor with his shooting ability and is tremendous coming off ball screens. He’s been at one of the premier prep schools in the country for the last two years,and will be an asset both on and off the floor for us here at N.C. State.”
Beverly is a former Ohio State commit who reopened his recruitment after coach Thad Matta was fired. Beverly played his last two seasons of basketball at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., under coach A.W. Hamilton, now an assistant at North Carolina State.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound point guard was a captain both years at Hargrave. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.4 assists and 2.2 steals in his first season at Hargrave, which won the 2016 National Prep Championship with a record of 47-1. Last season, Beverly helped lead the team to a 43-2 mark and a Final Four appearance in the National Prep Championship.
Prior to joining Hargrave, Beverly was a standout at Perry County Central High School in Hazard, Ky., where he started playing varsity basketball in seventh grade.