Garet Beal of Jonesport-Beals High School is the Maine Gatorade boys’ basketball Player of the Year.
The junior forward led the Royals (19-2) to the Class D state championship this past winter. The 6-foot-5 Beal averaged 22.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.6 assists per game. He shot 61.5 percent from the field and 81.2 percent from the line.
Beal is the first player from Jonesport-Beals High to win the Gatorade Player of the Year.