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Florida got one commitment from the class of 2011, and the Gators got that lone Letter of Intent on Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period.
Five-star guard Bradley Beal from St. Louis, Mo. signed his LOI, giving the Gators the second-ranked shooting guard prospect in that class.
“Clearly, I feel like we signed one of the best guards in the country,” said coach Billy Donovan. “We’re extremely excited about adding Brad, we believe he’s a special player and a winner, and excited that he’s going to be a part of our program.”
Beal, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard from Chaminade College Prep School, was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri last season after averaging 29.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
Beal earned MVP honors for the United States in the inaugural U17 FIBA World Championship this summer. He averaged 18.3 points per game and shot 47.7 percent on 3-pointers to lead the USA to a gold medal.