Player Name: Bradley Beal
Position: Shooting Guard
College: University of Florida
Age: 18 Height: 6 ft. 5 Weight: 202lbs.
Draft Combine Numbers:
Standing Verticle Jump - 33.0
Maximum Verticle Jump - 39.0
Bench - 8
Agility - 10.95
Sprint - 3.28
The comparisons start with Ray Allen. Some analysts mention similarities to Eric Gordon as well as Dwayne Wade and the soon to be 19 year old kid out of St. Louis, MO told us today that his favorite player growing up was Allen Iverson.
A few years from now if the media is still talking about Beal with those same great players named above, whatever team ends up drafting him in 14 days will have found themselves a gem.
Around these parts, Bryce Harper, the Nationals young, energetic phenom is setting the bar high for what to expect out of 18 and 19 years olds. Beal, who will turn 19 on draft night when asked what it will be like to be drafted on his birthday said, "It'll be the best present ever".
Leading up to Beal's workout with the Wizards I had been somewhat wavering, as I'm sure most Wizards fans have, between Thomas Robinson, Beal and Michael Kidd Gilchrest who will make his Verizon Center debut on Friday.
Having now seen Beal in person, seeing how he carries himself, how he handled himself with the media, how mature his answers were and more importantly how he looks physically, I'm pretty comfortable with what a Wall/Beal pairing could mean for Washington this coming season.
I really don't see how the Wizards can even pass this young man up. The need is obvious, Washington needs a shooter, someone who can knock down shots consistantly, someone who can finish at the rim, someone who is going to compliment John Wall.
I'd break everything down for you even more but I'll let his interview do the talking and his college highlights show you the glimpses that have NBA GM's projecting Beal in the Top 5.
Bradley Beal's post-workout interview: