After arguably being one of the biggest snubs at last year's All-Star Game, Bradley Beal is reportedly getting the recognition he deserves.
In addition to making his first-ever All-Star Game appearance, Beal is expected to compete in the Three-Point Contest for the second time in his career.
The 24-year-old also participated in the 2014 contest and came in second after losing in an overtime round to Marco Belinelli.
Beal is actually in the midst of his worst shooting season from three-point range, knocking down 36.8 percent of those looks, but he should remain one of the top contenders during the Feb. 17 event as a 39.4 percent career shooter. He will also have an easier time making his looks without a defender in his face.
Meanwhile, the All-Star selection is an acknowledgement he has developed into one of the top scorers in the NBA, even though teammate John Wall has overshadowed him at times. He is averaging 23.6 points per game, good for seventh among Eastern Conference players.
The guard failed to earn an All-Star selection last year despite averaging 23.1 points per contest.
He remained upbeat about the selection process regardless of the outcome.
"It's exciting if I am [selected]," he said Monday, per Buckner. "If I'm not, it's exciting because that means I get to go on vacation for a little bit. So, it's a win-win for me."
Despite his nonchalant attitude, Beal will likely enjoy the recognition for his hard work.