Bradley Beal had himself quite the game last night. Not only did he score a career-high 26 points, but he also dished out six assists, which ties a career-high. It isn't often that you see someone who can shoot the ball as well as Beal does and still have the vision to make passes like Beal does. Last night, Beal became the first teenager since 1985 to make six threes and hand out six assists in the same game.
Impressive, right? Here are some other stats from Beal that may surprise and impress you.
- Beal is 22 for 36 on three point attempts this month. Among players who have attempted at least 30 threes this month, Beal has the highest percentage (61.1 percent) besting second place Stephen Curry by nearly six whole percentage points.
- For January, Beal is averaging 18.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, with an eFG% of 52.6. In case you were wondering, Rudy Gay is averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this month. So yeah, that trade idea is even worse now than it sounded originally.
- Only 12 players in NBA history have averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting at least 35 percent on threes in their rookie year. If Bradley Beal can keep this pace up, he'll join some nice company, including Larry Bird.