I've been reading a lot about Brad Beal on this site and I like what I've been hearing. So I decided to check him out myself. Here is my take on his play.
He seemed pretty aggressive when attacking the rim, with a nice double clutch layup in traffic early in the game. However, he also seemed to have trouble when his takes were contested, which is what happened on one of his fast break layups. Florida seems to have a number of chuckers on that team, which I think limits his touches and he doesn't get to create for himself much. But one play that stood out was when he got the ball with the shot clock running down, he hit a nice step back j from the corner. He's obviously got a real nice stroke too, finishing 5-9 from the field. One area that he wasn't great in though was his handling, which may explain why he doesn't get to create much.
On D, he had no problem staying in front of his man, even those who had size on him. He had one very John Wall-esque play tonight that stood out, where the pg turned it over on the entry pass and Beal came out of nowhere for the block after the pg had given up on D.
All in all, he is a guy who's definitely got talent and a guy you know will always give you 110%. Saw him diving for plenty of rebounds and he's got no fear on offense, an example being when he got the offensive rebound under the rim and bodied the bigger defender for the layup. Right now I'd take him over Lamb because I think Beal is stronger and gives more effort.
Let me know what you guys think, Beal or Lamb?
Also, you might be able to get a better feel about how his game will translate to the NBA when Florida play Kentucky in a couple weeks.
Which SG would you rather the Wizards draft?
Jeremy Lamb (25 votes)
Brad Beal (30 votes)
55 total votes