MarJon Beauchamp, one of the Arizona Wildcats’ top recruiting targets, won’t be attending the UA—or any other school, for that matter.
Beauchamp will be skipping college to train at Chameleon BX and prep for the 2021 NBA Draft instead:
Today we’re proud to announce 5-Star, High School class of 2020 standout, @Marjon32 will prepare for 2021 NBA Draft with Chameleon BX. Big things ahead for this elite athlete! We’re excited to help him fulfill all his dreams! Adapt, Overcome, Achieve! https://t.co/F60lkvkYng— chameleonbx (@chameleonbx) August 1, 2019
Had Beauchamp gone the college route, his top three choices would have been Arizona, Alabama and Washington, per Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com:
For what it’s worth, Beauchamp told me his final-three schools would’ve been: Arizona, Alabama, and Washington. He isn’t sure where he would’ve committed, but those were the three in contention. https://t.co/xObz0vmr1m— Jake (@jakeweingarten) August 1, 2019
“I think it’s a better opportunity for me than college,” Beauchamp told 247Sports. “I think it’s better. The training, and living a pro life for the whole 12 months. I think it’ll prepare me more than college.”
”There’s not one college that can get you prepared for the NBA,” Beauchamp’s father John added. “College is for college and NBA is NBA.”
A five-star recruit, Beauchamp is the No. 24 player in the 2020 class and No. 1 player in Arizona, per 247Sports composite rankings.
The Washington native recently transferred to Dream City Christian in Glendale.