Bradley Beal NBA Combine 2012: Measurements, Video Highlights & Analysis
Florida’s Bradley Beal is going to be one of the first players taken off the board in the upcoming NBA draft.
His measurements at the NBA combine did nothing to hurt his stock and he still looks like the athletic, electrifying shooting guard he was for the Gators.
Here are the specifics from the combine, a few highlights and what his physical skills say about his future in the pros.
Beal does not have great size for an NBA two-guard, but he has great length. CBSSports.com senior basketball writer Jeff Goodman posted Beal’s reported measurements via Twitter.
Bradley Beal measured 6-4 1/4 and 6-8 wingspan.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) June 7, 2012
His ESPN draft profile lists his weight at 195 pounds.
This is a great video, via SwishScout.com, that shows off Beal's range of skills. The first 45 seconds give an idea to his defensive prowess. Then, watch how how hard the guard is to stop in transition. After that, the video shows that Beal was unlimited range and can hit a shot from anywhere on the court.
What is Bradley Beal's potential in the NBA?
There is no question that Bradley Beal is the best shooting guard in the draft.
The main concern regarding the former Gator has been his lack of height, but his 6’8” wingspan will go a long way towards calming those worries. His length also further explains why he is such a good rebounder.
He averaged 6.7 boards per game last season as a freshman. Those are pretty astounding numbers for a guard that many thought would be too short to play in the NBA.
Beal is also a stout player who is not easily fazed by contact. He is excellent when driving to the basket, which makes him a very dangerous scorer.
He is best known for his outside shooting abilities, and he scored 14.8 points per game this past season on 44.5 percent shooting.
Beal is a quick, physical guard that can score from anywhere on the floor in many different ways, but his length also helps him out on defense. He snatched 1.4 steals per game last season and is no slouch on the defensive end of the floor.
Beal truly is a complete prospect who impacts the game in several different ways. His measurements in the combine show that his size is not really that much to be concerned about, and he will not slide past the third pick in this year’s draft.
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