2012 NBA Draft Player Profile: Bradley Beal (via @BrandonOnSports & @SportsTrapRadio)

June 25, 2012 0
beal 2012 NBA Draft Player Profile: Bradley Beal (via @BrandonOnSports & @SportsTrapRadio)

At just 18 years old, Florida’s Bradley Beal has a polished game and tons of untapped potential.

By Brandon Pemberton

2. Bradley Beal 6-5 202lbs Florida Freshman SG/PG

2011-12 stats: 34.2 mpg, 14.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 44% fg, 34% 3ptfg, 1.4 spg

Predictions: Top 3

Strengths: Bradley Beal is a sweet shooting, 18 year old shooting guard prospect who left the university of Florida after one season. He has good height for a NBA two guard and unusually has a strong frame at 202lbs for a kid so young. Beal came into college with a reputation as a dead-eye shooter, some scouts compared him to Ray Allen and while he didn’t actually shoot the lights out as a freshman at Florida, you seen flashes of his sweet shooting stroke. Anyone who watched Florida play this past season knew that he played on a team dominated by three veteran guards who have made it a habit to take bad shots and not get others involved, so it was hard for Beal to in a flow constantly all season. Beal was the second leading rebounder on the team at 6.7 per game, and one thing that always translates to the NBA is rebounding. Beal was also the team’s best perimeter defender and has the frame to be a good defender at the next level. Beal also did a good job getting to the foul line, attempting almost 5 per contest and hitting them at a 77% clip.

Weaknesses: Beal wasn’t as aggressive as he should, he was clearly the best player on the team and often deferred to his elder teammates to often. Beal wasn’t a consistent shooter from distance during the season, but has impressed all the teams he’s worked out for.

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