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Per the Bangor Daily News, 6'5" swingman Garet Beal of Jonesport, Maine has made a verbal commitment to attend UMaine and sign in the early period next week. Beal was recruited by the likes of UNH, Lafayette, and Ohio U.
Beal is a solidly built kid about 215-220 pounds and a jack of all trades type player. Beal is an accurate shooter from deep, 80% from the line, can play in the open floor and with his back to the basket. Good basketball IQ and has fared well against top flight competition on the AAU circuit. Overall a solid get for Maine.
Maine is also making a strong push to sign Chris Braley, a 6'3 shooting guard from Newport, Maine who is attending Phillips Exeter Academy. Braley did his official visit 2 weeks ago and reportedly attended Maine's exhibition game vs. Acadia U.(Can.)last weekend.
Maine has only 2 scholarships available for 2013-14.
 

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Per the Bangor Daily News, 6'5" swingman Garet Beal of Jonesport, Maine has made a verbal commitment to attend UMaine and sign in the early period next week. Beal was recruited by the likes of UNH, Lafayette, and Ohio U.
Beal is a solidly built kid about 215-220 pounds and a jack of all trades type player. Beal is an accurate shooter from deep, 80% from the line, can play in the open floor and with his back to the basket. Good basketball IQ and has fared well against top flight competition on the AAU circuit. Overall a solid get for Maine.
Maine is also making a strong push to sign Chris Braley, a 6'3 shooting guard from Newport, Maine who is attending Phillips Exeter Academy. Braley did his official visit 2 weeks ago and reportedly attended Maine's exhibition game vs. Acadia U.(Can.)last weekend.
Maine has only 2 scholarships available for 2013-14.
Nice signing, congrats. Hopefully you guys can get Braley as well.
 

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My understanding is that he did not receive an athletic scholarship, so I think that would make him a preferred walk-on, correct? I think they only have 1 scholarship left if not.
 

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My understanding is that he did not receive an athletic scholarship, so I think that would make him a preferred walk-on, correct? I think they only have 1 scholarship left if not.
Nostra..........you keep saying this but have you taken a look at the roster?

http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2012-13/roster

There are 13 players on scholarship right now (Mackey and Hetterman are not on athletic scholarships!). 2 of those players graduate (Allison and McAllian)........that means there are 2 scholarships available for next season (Beal and ?).
 

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Is McAllian on scholarship?
I do not believe so, pretty sure he was a walk-on when he came on.

Maine fans will know better than me if he's a walk-on or not, but I'd be surprised if Beal was a preferred walk-on. Think NERR had him as a Top 25 kid in New England and if not, Top 30. Definitely a scholarship level kid- can't see him walking on to Maine if he could get a D1 ride somewhere.
 

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I do not believe so, pretty sure he was a walk-on when he came on.

Maine fans will know better than me if he's a walk-on or not, but I'd be surprised if Beal was a preferred walk-on. Think NERR had him as a Top 25 kid in New England and if not, Top 30. Definitely a scholarship level kid- can't see him walking on to Maine if he could get a D1 ride somewhere.
Well, McAllian and Beal are separate situations, but speaking from experience it is pretty easy to go to UMaine as an in-state kid for peanuts. I think by senior year I had accumulated enough grants and scholarships for basically being able to read that I was writing $1,000 checks for the full semester.
 

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Well, McAllian and Beal are separate situations, but speaking from experience it is pretty easy to go to UMaine as an in-state kid for peanuts. I think by senior year I had accumulated enough grants and scholarships for basically being able to read that I was writing $1,000 checks for the full semester.
Yeah, I wouldn't know anything about that being from Vermont. You can't even go to Johnson State/Castleton State/Lyndon State for that little.

$1,000 would probably pay for course materials for 1 or 2 classes at UVM.
 

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McAllian is on a full ride. He commited the summer before his senior year in high school. A big deal was made because he had not even averaged double figures at BHS his junior year. Then he blew up on the AAU scene. Hit like 7 3's in a national tournament game and Woodward made his pitch.
Maine was recruiting Beal hard for the last 2 years. Pretty sure this is not a walk on situation. Maine should have 1 scholarship available.
 

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So with 1 left & the possibility of Braley and/or Knight using up his last year of elgibility at UMO for grad school if he graduates on time from ND this spring, then what would Mr. March do? Maybe persuade one of the other stiffs to transfer?
 

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So with 1 left & the possibility of Braley and/or Knight using up his last year of elgibility at UMO for grad school if he graduates on time from ND this spring, then what would Mr. March do? Maybe persuade one of the other stiffs to transfer?
I'm sure he will drive someone out just by being his usual charming self. See Burnatowski, M.
 

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The town of Beals is very proud of its basketball tradition and Garet Beal,who is from Beals not Jonesport as stated in the original post,exemplifies the hard work ethic and athletic prowess that has helped propel the Royals tradition through the years.Beal now joins Jan Beal and Sandi Carver in being D1 ballplayers from Beals.Not bad indeed.
 

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The town of Beals is very proud of its basketball tradition and Garet Beal,who is from Beals not Jonesport as stated in the original post,exemplifies the hard work ethic and athletic prowess that has helped propel the Royals tradition through the years.Beal now joins Jan Beal and Sandi Carver in being D1 ballplayers from Beals.Not bad indeed.
Garet Beal from Beals........AWESOME!!!! We can't wait to have him in a Black Bear uniform. Maybe he'll even have a new coach if he is lucky.
 
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