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The Busy Offseason – Heavily-Coveted Lowell Guard Headed To CMU

By: Scott Burnstein, August 9, 2016, 9:23 pm
Another one off the board.
The statewide basketball recruiting ground is fertile. They’re dropping like flies lately.
A mere 72 hours after potential Mr. Basketball frontrunner Isaiah Livers (Kalamazoo Central) firmed up his college plans with a commitment to the University of Michigan Friday, Lowell sharpshooter Matt Beachler followed suit and committed to Central Michigan University on Monday. The 6-foot-5 sniper with good handles and a grittiness about him on the floor that doesn’t always accompany such accomplished long-range assassins selected the Chipps over more than two dozen Division I college offers, all from small or mid-major programs. 
Beachler also reportedly considered Oakland, Brown, Holy Cross, UNC-Wilmington, UW-Milwaukee and Illinois St. He’s one of the best off guards in the state. Last winter, he pumped in 18 points per outing, shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc and leading his Lowell club to the school’s first district title on the boys hardwood in 31 years. The Red Arrows went 18-6 overall in 2016. Don’t be shocked to see Beachler play a possible sleeper role in the 2017 Mr. Basketball race.