#23 Bradley Beal | G

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 207

Position: Shooting Guard

Team: Florida

Class: Freshman


Right-handed… Beal comes in and adds even more depth and talent to an already rich Florida backcourt. He is one of the best shooters in the class, with tremendous range extending further than the NBA 3-point line. He isn't much of a shot creator with the ball in his hands, but instead, has perfected the ability to play off the ball by using screens and changing speeds to create space and get his shot off. He has textbook form on his jumper and a quick release… He handles the ball well enough for an off-guard- just don't ask him to be your primary ball-handler or to create too much for others. When double-teamed, Beal sees the floor well enough and is confident enough to back up his dribble and find open teammates.

Despite his quickness and handle, he is not adept at creating his own shot, nor does he create much for others. However, his jump shot and ability to score off one or two dribbles opens up the court for his teammates, but he isn't much of a distributor, making him undersized for a 2-guard. To bolster his NBA Draft stock, Beal needs to continue to show improvement in terms of putting the ball on the floor, driving to the rim and showing passing instincts to match his already solid court vision- as a combo-guard, he would be even more dangerous offensively and even more difficult to contain as a dual-threat.
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