The decision came shortly after Beasley had been arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession.
Lon Babby, the Suns' president of basketball operations, said, "We worked hard to devote ourselves to Michael's success, but we have to maintain the standards to build a championship culture." The Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight time in 2014, with Beasley making his first Finals appearance in Game 5 of their series against the San Antonio Spurs.
In the 2007–2008 regular season, Beasley was one of the most dominant players in the country.
His 26.2 points (third-leading) and nation-leading 12.4 rebounds were the most by a Big 12 player in any season.
His 866 total points and 408 rebounds ranked third and second among all freshmen in NCAA history.
He also led the nation in double-doubles (28), 40-point games (three), 30-point, 10-rebound games (13), and 20-point, 10-rebound games (22).) Beasley became known as an unstoppable force when shooting, finishing the season shooting 53.7 percent from the field (282 of 525).
Beasley holds 30 Kansas State career, single-season and freshman records as well as 17 Big 12 single-game and single-season marks.Beasley guided the Wildcats to a 20–10 record and a 10–6 Big 12 Conference record.Some of the key conference victories were a win at Oklahoma and, a home victory against Texas A&M, and a victory against then-unbeaten No.While growing up, Beasley played for one of the country's most successful AAU youth teams at the time, the PG Jaguars.Beasley won multiple national championships with this team alongside future fellow blue-chip recruits Kevin Durant (Texas) and Chris Braswell (Charlotte).