After earning First Team All-SEC in his freshman year at the University of Florida, the 18-year-old decided to forgo his sophomore year and go pro. Beal averaged 14.8 points per game on 44.5 percent shooting along with 6.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his lone season with the Gators.
Leaving college after one year doesn't appear to have damaged his value. In a draft full of uncertainty after Kentucky's Anthony Davis, Beal could be selected as high as No. 3 overall. As Beal prepares to enter the NBA, here is how his skill set fares in comparison to his future peers