After two disappointing seasons on the IU staff led to his dismissal in early March, former assistant coach Roshown McLeod was announced as the head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep on April 20. And since that time, McLeod has been in hot pursuit of North Central’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who visited St. Benedict’s over the weekend.
But a tweet last night, courtesy of Evan Daniels, revealed that McLeod landed the top 2012 prospect in Kentucky, Jaylen Beckham, which may be an indicator that Smith-Rivera will not make the move to St. Benedict’s. Beckham, who has IU listed on his Rivals.com profile, plays the same position as Smith-Rivera: point guard.
Here’s the tweet from Daniels:
Jaylen Beckham will transfer from Lexington Catholic to play for Roshown McCloud @ St. Benedicts
Smith-Rivera, one of IU’s top recruiting targets in the 2012 class, has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, IU, Louisville, Purdue, Tennessee and Xavier. But a move to St. Benedict’s to play for McLeod could be a crossroads in the pursuit of the North Central guard, who is considered one of the top prospects in the state regardless of class.
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