Mizzou gets 2014 point guard

Missouri head coach Frank Haith nabbed a verbal commitment from junior-to-be point guard Anton Beard(Little Rock, Ark./Parkview Arts & Sciences) on Friday night, ESPN.com has confirmed.

Beard is a 3-star guard ranked No. 24 at his position on RecruitingNation. He chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette and Tennessee and is the first 2014 recruit for Haith and his staff.