Posted On: 06/6/18 11:00 AM
Chase Beasley stood out in his first game at the Capitol Hoops Summer League with St. Stephens & St. Agnes. The versatile class of 2020 prospect, who looks like he might take on a bigger role for the upcoming season, recently spoke with Prep Hoops about that and more.
PH: What type of experience do you hope to gain at summer league as opposed to this past season?
CB: “Last year I didn’t really play that much. I started off playing a little bit like sixth man, and then I kind of went down the bench so this year I’m just trying to get back to where I was. I started our first summer league game, so that was good. I’m just trying to be the best player I can be for my team.”
PH: What type of role do you anticipate having this season?
CB: “A lot of point guard. I’m a playmaker. That’s what I do. Get my team involved first. I don’t look to score first, but if I do have a lane I’ll take it. So, a lot of point guard. A lot of one, two, three, four. Anything between that, I’m good.”
PH: How were you able to develop your passing skills?
CB: “Well I’ve always been playing the guard position, and I’ve always been working on my ball handling and overall skills through trainers. At 6’6 I can look over the defense now which makes things easier.”
PH: What’s the most improved part of your game?
CB: “Definitely my aggressiveness. Because last year I wasn’t aggressive at all. This year I’m just trying to attack more. Take more shots because that’s what my team needs me to do. Definitely my defense also.”
PH: What’s the most underrated part about your game?
CB: “Definitely my ability to get my teammates open. Get my teammates the correct shots that they need. I can drive and kick.”
PH: How are you doing in school?
CB: “Good. A’s and B’s. We just finished finals. Schools over now so that’s good.”
PH: How is AAU going with DC Thunder?
CB: “We’re good. We should be back for Adidas Championships making a run. Try to win it all.”
PH: What are your goals for the summer?
CB: “Just to try and play as hard as I can in front of the coaches and just show them what I can do. Be aggressive. Be a playmaker. Just use my size to my advantage and try to pick up some offers.”