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Beard signs with Hogs

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson secured the third piece to his 2014 class last week, when North Little Rock guard Anton Beard signed with the Razorbacks.

Beard, who grew up in North Little Rock but has played at Parkview, made his college choice official during a ceremony at North Little Rock High. He joins Forrest City center Trey Thompson (6-foot-9, 245 pounds) and guard Martin (Texas) High guard Nick Babb (6-4, 195) as Razorbacks.

Thompson and Babb signed national letters of intent the day before, which was the first day of the fall signing period.

Scout.com and Rivals.com rank the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Beard as a three-star prospect on a five-star scale. Beard is rated as the 92nd-best player (No. 19 point guard) in the country by ESPN.

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