One of the most underrated prospects in Arizona's 2018 class is Catalina Foothills High School's 6-foot-3 junior guard Sam Beskind. Beskind is a throw-back performer with excellent toughness and grit for a player. Recently, Beskind received his first division-I scholarship offer for himself.
Beskind received his first division-I offer from a Big Sky program recently, as Montana State University has extended a scholarship offer to the hard-nosed prospect.
Beskind is one of my favorite prospects in Arizona's 2018 class, as he is tough on both ends of the floor - making him a definite two-way player. While his style of play may not be attractive to some basketball enthusiasts, basketball purists will love this young man, as he is a winner and makes sacrifices for his team to win.
Beskind recently helped lead his club program, Powerhouse Hoops Black 17U, to a tournament championship at this year's Baylor All-Star Classic in Chicago, Illinois - defeating the historic Mac Irvin Fire in the event's championship game. Overall, Beskind had a very good performance for himself during the NCAA Evaluation Period, and has been one of our top overall performers thus far this spring.
The level of college recruitment that Beskind will attract will be determined this club season, as he travels around the West with his club program, Powerhouse Hoops, which is very talented with some of the state's elite 2018 prospects.
I will continue to keep a close eye on Beskind throughout the spring and summer, and will bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: One of the more underrated prospects in the class, Beskind is a gifted guard prospect with a nice overall skill level and excellent toughness and very good athleticism. These attributes as a player make Beskind a definite sleeper prospect in the class that is worthy of serious college attention. The level of college that he will land at will definitely be determined by his play this spring and summer. Beskind is a major reason for his, as he is a strong performer on both ends of the floor, and is a load for opposing teams to defend, as he applies pressure on opposing team defenses with his ability to get into the lane and finish. A good shooter with range on his shot, Beskind is a very skilled guard prospect that extends the floor and is also very tough off the dribble to defend for opposing guards, as he has a strong physical frame and is very tough off the dribble. He is a very good finisher in the lane and in traffic over defenders, where he likes to draw physical contact and finish plays. A strong rebounder for his size and plays much bigger than his size suggests. A very aggressive prospect that competes at a high level on both ends of the floor. A good on the ball defender and team defender, Beskind is a two-way player.