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Catching up with the Commits: Elijah Beard

Photo courtesy of Elijah Beard

The UMHB men’s basketball program has been bolstered in recent seasons due to the performance of transfer players, and on April 15, the Cru gained a commitment from Elijah Beard, a 6’0 guard from Bossier Parish Community College. 

A district MVP and All-State selection at Seminole High School, Beard moved onto to New Mexico Junior College for his freshman year, playing on a roster stacked with D-I talent. As a sophomore, Beard saw action in 31 games for Bossier Parish Community College, averaging 7.8 points per game. 

True To The Cru caught up with Beard earlier in the week, to discuss his decision to commit to the Cru, his lifelong friendship with Josiah Johnson, and how playing at the junior college level enhanced his work ethic and motivation. Give it a listen! 

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

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