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Posted Mar 27, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Life just keeps getting better for former Spoto High graduate Derick Beltran.
Beltran, who recently carried Southern University into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, only to fall short of upsetting No. 1 Gonzaga in the second round, is planning to sign with Guayama Brujos of Baloncesto Superior Nacional, Puerto Rico’s top professional basketball league.
Beltran, a 6-foot-4 senior guard who averaged 16.0 points this season at SU, was taken by Guayama with the first pick of the second round. Beltran said via text message he is flying to California and in a few days, will arrive in Puerto Rico to sign a contract.
Beltran, who scored 21 points in the loss against Gonzaga, said he also plans to enter his name for the 2013 NBA Draft.
“I’m still working on an agent, but I will in the next few weeks,” he said via text.
Beltran said he will continue to take courses online to graduate from SU on time.