A recipient of the John Lockridge Scholarship, Bede will join the Orediggers who made last year's NCAA Division II Elite 8, as a freshman next August.
Based in Golden, Colorado, the Orediggers compete in the Rocky Mountains Athletic Conference which has produced current Boomers Nicholas Kay and Mitch McCarron, as well as Phoenix QBL players CJ Massingale and Noosa product Nelson Kahler.
"Bede has worked incredibly hard on his game over the past 12 months leading up to this point and he has been rewarded with this great opportunity to play college basketball in the US," Phoenix Coaching Director Brayden Heslehurst said.
"He pushed himself during the QBL season and was able to learn from some of the more experienced guys we had in the team and he's used that to his advantage. Now with a leadership role with the Under-21s team he is putting it to good use.
"Playing college basketball is just another step towards bigger and better things for Bede and I'm sure we will see him on a bigger stage in the future."
Bede will study Chemical Engineering.