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Beal's stock skyrocketed in the past two weeks
If Bradley Beal enjoyed the college life, he should stay three more years in Gainesville and become the next great collegiate shooter.
But if he has his eyes set on the NBA, now is the time to declare.
Beal is a fantastic shooter, great athlete and scorer. NBA teams need scorers. The immediate comparison that comes to mind is Ray Allen. They both have a pure shot, and both played for prestigious programs.
Beal was a star in high school at Chaminade in St. Louis. He effortlessly drained shots from all over the court, and that shooting touch carried over to Florida. If any player has ever benefited from a magical NCAA tournament, it should be Beal.
While we cannot be sure he is coming out, odds are he will. And if he does, the Blazers will snatch him up early in the draft, using the pick acquired in the Gerald Wallace trade.
The Blazers are completely starting over, so there is little use analyzing the role Beal could play in Portland.
What does come to mind is Portland's early selection of Martell Webster several years ago. It took quite a while for Webster to develop into a consistent scorer.