#31 Anton Beard

G | Sr | 6-0 | 185 | North Little Rock, Ark. | North Little Rock HS

As a Junior (2016-17)
Played in all 36 games, starting 11 contests …. averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game … had an offensive board in 20 games … scored in double-figures in 15 games, including a season-high 16 in three contests against Sam Houston State (Dec. 22), at Tennessee (Jan. 3) and LSU (Jan. 21) … dished out multiple assists in 21 games … had a team season-high and career-high seven dimes against LSU (Jan. 21) to go along with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field … recorded a season-high six rebounds in a win over UT Arlington (Nov. 18) … pulled down a career-high five offensive rebounds at Minnesota (Nov. 22) … totaled a season-high four steals in two contests against Stephen F. Austin (Dec.1) and against Vanderbilt (March 11) in the SEC Tournament semifinal game … played 20 minute in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 North Carolina, scoring 10 points and adding three assists.

As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Played the final 23 games of the year, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game … dished out 41 assists on the year and added 24 steals … scored a season-high 18 points at Georgia (Jan. 23), going 5-for-9 from the field and 7-for-9 from the free throw line … Reached double figures in points in seven games, including five times in conference play … made 7 of his first 13 attempts of the year from behind the arc … Recorded a 2.4 assist/turnover ratio on the year and had only two turnovers over his final six games.

As a Freshman (2014-15)
» SEC All-Freshman team
» SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 23)

Started the final 16 games of the year … averaged 5.8 points per game and reached double-figures eight times … named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 23, after averaging 12 points and 3.5 assists as Arkansas defeated Missouri (Feb. 18) and Mississippi State (Feb. 21) … scored a season-high 14 points at Ole Miss (Feb. 14), sinking a season-best four three-pointers, going 4-for-4 from long range … hit a three-pointer in 19-of-35 games and recorded at least one steal in 21-of-35 contests … reached double-figures seven times in SEC play, including four times on the road during conference action … played a season-high 33 minutes against Tennessee (March 13) in the SEC Tournament and recorded a season-best five assists … had a team-high 16 charges taken during the year … recorded his first collegiate double-figure scoring game against Wake Forest (Nov. 19) in the second game of the year … hit two or more three-pointers in nine games and three or more treys twice … pulled down a season-high seven rounds against Delaware State (Nov. 21) … shot 39 percent from the field, 36 percent from behind the arc and 63 percent from the charity stripe.

High School
Ranked as a top 100 recruit by ESPN.com and 247 Sports …. ranked No. 79 by 247 Sports and No. 90 by ESPN.com with a scout grade of 81 … top ranked prospect in the state of Arkansas for the class of 2014 by every recruiting outlet … two-time Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-State first team selection … led North Little Rock to a 7A state championship as a senior … named MVP of the state championship game after scoring 29 points in the 89-81 win over Springdale … averaged 19.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 3.8 steals as North Little Rock went 26-2 … participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy (2013), DeRon Williams Point Guard Skills Academy (2013), NBPA Top 100 Camp (2013), Chris Paul Camp (2013) and USA Basketball Developmental Camp in Colorado Springs … spent his first three years at Little Rock Parkview High School … led Parkview to a pair of Class 6A state championships … averaged 23.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals as a junior at Parkview … played on the AAU circuit with Team Penny.

Born on May 6, 1996 … son of Katina Brown and Floyd Beard … has three older brothers, Andrew Brooks, Jalen Beard and Eddie Withers … has two sisters, Madison Beard and Laquita Boles … majoring in recreation and sport management.