Every year, the NBA Draft marks the realization of dreams coming true, as well as the beginning of new possibilities for the next generation of basketball stars.
Among this year’s class, the tenure for some players with their new NBA team will be even shorter than their time spent on a college campus, while others will quickly rise to the ranks of the league’s elite and become stars at the NBA level.
The goal for every No. 1 overall pick is to be nothing short of a star, and there hasn’t been a more obvious top prospect in recent memory than this year’s top pick, Anthony Davis. While everything suggests Davis will live up to expectations and become an All-Star at some point in his professional career, the player with the most star potential may have been the third pick in the draft.
The player the Wizards coveted was still on the board when they were on the clock, and it didn’t take Chad Ford to tab Brad Beal as the obvious pick for Washington. After adding the missing piece—Beal—to an already talented backcourt, the future could magical for the Wizards.
Playing alongside former No. 1 overall pick John Wall, on top of being perhaps the player that puts Washington over the top, Beal may be poised for NBA stardom.