This week, Miami basketball commit Jalil Bethea was named as part of the McDonald’s All-American Game. He celebrated with a performance on Wednesday night that was worthy of the honor.
Committed to Miami since September, Bethea chose the ACC program over offers that included Kansas and Villanova among others. He is the highest-ranked recruit in the 2024 class in Pennsylvania.
Bethea poured in 30 points for Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pennsylvania) in a midweek 81-74 win over St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia). It was a consummate performance from Bethea, who is exciting in the open court and can knock down even contested shots from around the arc.
He is a five-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked the sixth-best recruit in the nation.
Not a bad way to celebrate his inclusion in the prestigious all-star game. His performance, however, also underscored why he was named a McDonald’s All-American.
— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) January 25, 2024
Bethea a true engine on the court, able to dictate the pace of play but also a dynamic, elite scorer who can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways.