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Jalil Bethea Commitment Preview + Prediction

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2024 consensus-rated five-star guard Jalil Bethea will announce his collegiate commitment on Wednesday at 3 p.m. on a YouTube livestream hosted by 247Sports. Bethea will choose between his three finalists: Miami, Kansas and Villanova.

Bethea elevated himself to unanimous five-star status thanks to an excellent spring and summer on the Nike EYBL circuit with Team Final. He averaged 18.6 points per game and helped lead the Philadelphia-based program to a regular-season title and a quarterfinal finish in the Peach Jam tournament.

The 6-foot-4 guard attends Archbishop Wood (Pa.), and nearby Villanova was among the first high-major schools to offer Bethea in July 2022. Miami offered Bethea in September 2022, and Kansas was the last school among his finalists to offer him this past April. Bethea visited these three programs over the past month. He also made an official visit to Temple in September.

My Prediction: Miami

The Hurricanes have been trending upwards for Bethea since his official visit on Sept. 8, which also featured a trip with Miami men’s basketball to UM football’s game against Texas A&M the day after.

The other basketball prospect who visited that weekend, Isaiah Johnson-Arigu, committed to Miami last Saturday, and I think Bethea will pledge to the Hurricanes as well.

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