Bradley Beal NBA Draft Profile

 Bradley Beal, Freshman, Point Guard, Florida



Beal is maybe the best all-around shooter in the entire class of 2011.  He is in the mold of Reggie Miller and Ray Allen on how he uses screens and moves without the ball.  Beal plays the game with intelligence not seen very often at his age and demonstrates that on how he lets the game come to him.  His range is already worthy of NBA status, and he is still very young. 

 If you were to find a fault with Beal, it is his height of 6’3.  He’s undersized for the two guard at the next level.  Beal would be going consistently against guys three to four inches taller on a nightly basis.  He needs to work on his ball handling so he can spend time at the point, to add another option in his pocket.  The most important thing is Beal’s shot is ready, so that will always bode well in his transition to the NBA and how his game develops.


Final Projection:

Beal can flat out shoot and that can’t be taught.  He’s a great teammate that others love to play with.  If Beal continues to work on the ball handling and can spend time at the point he will be a major factor at the next level.  He is most definitely a lottery pick at some point with his high level of intelligence and NBA ready jumper.


5/31/12 Update by Dan Levine

Beal was as advertised at Florida during his freshman season, and was the star of the team this past year.  As one of the more polished shooters in the draft class, Beal projects as a really good two-guard in the NBA.  Look for him to go in the top 4 in this year’s draft.


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