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Snooch 03-13-2012 03:03 PM

Draft Profile : Bradley Beal
 
University of Florida

Freshman
Shooting Guard
65
195 lb.s
St. Louis, MO
Chaminade College Prep
6/28/1993

http://swishscout.com/wp-content/upl...00-200x300.jpg

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Long Story Short: With his NBA shooting range and accuracy, Beal looks like the real deal as a smart scoring guard who is efficient and effective on the floor. Possesses a high basketball IQ and mature feel for the game playing off ball that should make him a top ten selection in the 2012 Draft.

Best Case Scenario: Ray Allen
Worst Case Scenario: James Harden
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April 22, 2011
Jonathan Givony

Bradley Beal (#8 Scout, #7 Rivals, #4 ESPN)now stands 6-4 in shoes, having grown an inch since the last time we saw him. He did little to diminish his status as arguably the top shooting guard in the 2011 high school class.

Beal shows a highly developed skill-level for a player his age as well as great maturity and an excellent basketball IQ. He is first and foremost an outstanding shooter, showing the ability to come off screens and make shots with deep range as well as pulling up smoothly off the dribble.

Beal creates shots intelligently and patiently with an array of change of speed and hesitation moves. He seems to prefer doing his damage in the mid-range area rather than taking the ball to the rim. Nevertheless, he will surprise you at times with an emphatic finish, showing an extra gear that you may not have expected on first glance. While clearly more of a shooting guard than a combo guard, Beal has solid court vision and can create for others within the flow of the offense. He rarely forces the issue and plays with an elegance and maturity that belies his age.

Defensively, Beal is highly competitive and fundamentally sound. He has a well-developed frame, which should ease his transition considerably to the college level. He's not the longest player in the world (6-7 wingspan), but his size and strength allow him to guard either wing position, giving him the ability to play alongside Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton from Day One in Gainesville.

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Dark Knight 03-13-2012 03:15 PM

Worst case scenario is James Harden?

DRAFT THAT MAN.

Snooch 03-13-2012 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 625409)
Worst case scenario is James Harden?

DRAFT THAT MAN.

i think that is a bit of a stretch to say the least, but the RayRay comparisons have been going on for a while now.

Dark Knight 03-13-2012 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Snooch (Post 625410)
i think that is a bit of a stretch to say the least, but the RayRay comparisons have been going on for a while now.

I'd say at the very least he becomes a poor man's Eric Gordon. I like his game, does everything pretty well despite his size.

Snooch 03-13-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 625411)
I'd say at the very least he becomes a poor man's Eric Gordon. I like his game, does everything pretty well despite his size.

i see brandon roy.

VanCity 03-13-2012 03:35 PM

loved the way he plays. if we drop a little bit, we should definitely snag him.

Dark Knight 03-13-2012 03:41 PM

6'5'' is a bit of a stretch for him though.

jj33 03-13-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 625415)
6'5'' is a bit of a stretch for him though.

He is still growing. Paul George and Eyenga grew 2-3 inches last summer.

VanCity 03-13-2012 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 625415)
6'5'' is a bit of a stretch for him though.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Bradley-Beal-5759/

hes 6'3.5" in shoes. its not too bad

just to put it into perspective, eric gordon was 6'3.25" in shoes. height is overrated.

Someguy again 03-14-2012 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by VanCity (Post 625558)
DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Bradley Beal, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

hes 6'3.5" in shoes. its not too bad

just to put it into perspective, eric gordon was 6'3.25" in shoes. height is overrated.

unless you're a center

btw awesome avatar

Windex 03-14-2012 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 625722)
unless you're a center

btw awesome avatar

+1 on the avatar.

dude can play. who cares if he's 6'2'', 6'3'' or 6'4''
Im sure the Sixers didn't mind when they had a 6'0'' SG that took them to the finals

dfunkie1 03-14-2012 11:54 AM

i'd be pretty happy if we landed this dude. there's a handful of players i'm hoping that are available when we pick, but it would most definitely be tough picking between them. gimme beal, lamb, mgk or rivers and i'll be happy. hopefully all enter this year so we at least have a chance for some help on the wing.

bigmandinky 03-16-2012 04:18 PM

14 points and 11 rebounds to help the Gators blowout Virginia. He showed some good rebounding ability in this game, with 3 offensive rebounds, as well. I'd say we should pick him at the 4-8 range.

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 03-18-2012 08:47 PM

Bradley Beal is one of those guys you don't hear a lot of people talking about but is a top 10 pick by everyone.

14pts 9reb 2stls in Gators 2nd tourney win.

2012 tourney:
14PPG(56%, 33% 3PT, 64% FT) 10RPG

Next game in the tourney is against a very tough team in Marquette. Will be a good matchup to watch.

Radwan010 03-23-2012 12:35 AM

He played great today

Stats: 21 points 6 Rebound and 4 Assists

Windex 03-23-2012 04:51 AM

top 5 pick right here

thought 03-26-2012 09:30 AM

beal can ball. does everything on the floor, very high basketball IQ. i'm not concerned with his size just because he is such a versatile, well-rounded player. i'd take him if MKG is off the board.

thought 03-26-2012 09:46 AM

Good article on Beal:

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Which is all well and good, but it will obscure the story that’s driving Donovan’s current Gators. That one is about another young guard, who unlike Donovan was very much wanted and hyped, to the extent that he was the No. 4 recruit in Rivals’ Class of 2011 rankings and a projected lottery pick before even playing a college game. Brad Beal, a 6-foot-4 phenom from St. Louis, had a frustrating, cold-shooting start to his college career — “He had a lot of expectations,” Donovan said, “and he wasn’t having fun” — but is now threatening to take over this quadrant of the NCAA tournament.

In one of Marquette’s scouting sessions of Florida on Wednesday, coach Buzz Williams warned his team, “Beal is by far their most efficient player, relative to the things we study — the things that go into winning.” If the Golden Eagles didn’t take heed of it then, they can just look at the box score from their 68-58 loss, in which Beal scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists, blocked two shots and had two steals. He did so many things that went into winning that his backcourt mate, junior Erving Walker, called Beal’s play spectacular. “He’s only a freshman,” Walker said, “but he’s been leading us.”

Before Beal could assume this role — and go for 14 points and 11 rebounds, then 14-and-9 and 21-and-6 in his first three NCAA tournament games, he had to come to terms with two things. The first was that he wasn’t valuable to the Gators as a one-dimensional gunner, which is what he started out trying to be. Beal only made 33 percent of his threes this season, and early on, Donovan said, “If his shot wasn’t falling, he wasn’t trying to do anything else.” Donovan talked to Beal about finding other ways to contribute, such as by driving the ball to the rim and rebounding. Beal responded by penetrating and dishing more often, and becoming the team’s leading rebounder, at 6.7 per game.
NCAA Tournament – Luke Winn ? SI.com Posts In the Final Hour, Beal Takes Over

Windex 03-26-2012 10:25 AM

he is the second best player in the draft. GMs will realize it soon enough.

Beans 03-26-2012 10:47 AM

I only saw Beal play in 4 or 5 games, but I was sure impressed by him. I hope the Beal is available when the Raptors pick.


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