Bradley Beal played college basketball for the Florida Gators before being selected by the Wizards with the third overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
37 Facts About Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in St Louis, Missouri.
Bradley Beal competed for the US in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, winning the championship while averaging 18 points per game.
Bradley Beal was named the 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
On November 30,2009, Bradley Beal committed to the University of Florida.
Bradley Beal was named SEC Freshman of the Week on November 28,2011.
Bradley Beal would go on to win five additional SEC Freshman of the Week honors and be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and was a first-team All-SEC selection.
Bradley Beal helped his team advance to the Elite Eight during the NCAA tournament before being ousted by Louisville.
On June 28,2012, Bradley Beal was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.
Bradley Beal was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December 2012 and January 2013.
On January 4,2013, in a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Bradley Beal scored a then career high 24 points and hit a clutch three-pointer to send the game to double overtime; the Wizards went on to lose the game.
Bradley Beal went on to be selected to appear in the Rising Stars competition at the 2013 All-Star weekend.
On November 10,2013, Bradley Beal surpassed his then career-high by scoring 34 points in an overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bradley Beal later set a then benchmark for his personal best by scoring a career-high 37 points in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bradley Beal finished as runner-up in the Three-Point Shootout at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, losing to Marco Belinelli.
At the time, Bradley Beal was the youngest competitor in the event's history.
On October 11,2014, Bradley Beal underwent an MRI that revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left wrist, subsequently requiring surgery.
Bradley Beal was later ruled out for six to eight weeks.
Bradley Beal joined Kevin Durant and Vince Carter as the only three players in NBA history, 23 years old or younger, to average at least 23 points and shoot above 40 percent from three-point range.
Bradley Beal hit five 3-pointers and made a career-high 21 field goals.
Bradley Beal scored 15 straight points in the fourth as the Wizards rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the period.
Bradley Beal had nine rebounds and tied a then career high with nine assists.
On January 23,2018, Bradley Beal was named an NBA All-Star for the first time.
Bradley Beal broke Washington's franchise record for most 3-pointers in a career, surpassing Gilbert Arenas by making his 869th during the fourth quarter.
Bradley Beal hit his 900th career 3-pointer in the first quarter, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 900.
Bradley Beal became the first player in Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, while appearing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.
On October 17,2019, Bradley Beal signed a two-year contract extension worth a maximum of $72 million to remain with the Wizards.
Bradley Beal became the first player to score 50 points on consecutive nights since Kobe Bryant in 2007.
At the time of the suspension, Bradley Beal had appeared in 57 games, averaging 30.5 points and 6.1 assists.
Bradley Beal was selected by to play on Kevin Durant's team as a starter for the All-Star Game, joining his childhood friend Jayson Tatum.
Bradley Beal earned his first All-NBA selection, being named to the All-NBA Third team.
On February 8,2022, Bradley Beal planned to undergo season-ending surgery on his left wrist.
Bradley Beal declined his $36.4 million option to become a free agent on June 30,2022.
Bradley Beal committed to playing on the 2020 US Olympic team, delayed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bradley Beal is the son of Bobby and Besta Bradley Beal, and has four brothers: Brandon, Bruce, Byron and Bryon.
Bradley Beal, in turn, babysat future-Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum as a teen, becoming a close friend and mentor to the fellow St Louis native.
Bradley Beal considers himself a nerd, with a 4.0 GPA in high school and studying biology as a pre-med in college.