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ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESS Virginia head coach Tony Bennett high fives fans during a celebration honoring the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship at Scott Stadium on Saturday. Over twenty-thousand fans came to congratulate their team and watch highlight videos from the tournament.

Two months after winning the national championship with a guard-driven lineup, the Virginia men’s basketball is restocking its backcourt on the recruiting trail.

The Cavaliers picked up a commitment from Baton Rouge, Louisiana point guard Reece Beekman on Thursday.

Beekman announced his commitment in a Twitter post.

Both Rivals and 247sports rate Beekman, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 170 pounds, as a four-star recruit. He is ranked as the No. 6 point guard and the No. 57 overall player in the nation by 247sports. Beekman joins three-star guard Carson McCorkle (Greensboro, North Carolina) in the 2020 recruiting class for the Cavaliers.

Beekman, who is currently in Charlottesville participating in the NBAPA Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena, had offers from a host of high-major schools, including Arizona State, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Southern California, Wisconsin and Wake Forest.

Beekman has helped Scotlandville High School in Baton Rouge win three straight Louisiana state championships. He scored 28 points in this year’s state championship game against St. Augustine.

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John Shifflett is The Daily Progress sports editor. You can contact him at (434) 978-7250,, or @John_Shifflett.

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