Bradley Beal has yet to learn whether he is on the All-NBA team and in line for a supermax contract. But this award is also good news for the Wizards guard. On Wednesday, Beal was named a finalist for the 2018-19 NBA Cares Community Assist Award. You can watch his community highlights above.
Last season, he worked with various organizations in the D.C. area from the Salvation Army but also with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School (RBHS), an all-boys public school in Northeast Washington. Beal also went to an all-boys school when he was a child at Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, Mo.
While at RBHS, Beal was an honorary principal of the day and worked with students and the basketball team as a mentor, not just with sports but also their academics.
Beal has plenty of competition for the award. They are:
- Jarrett Allen (Nets)
- Mike Conley (Grizzlies)
- Tobias Harris (76ers
- LeBron James (Lakers)
- Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)
- Khris Middleton (Bucks)
- Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)
- Dwight Powell (Mavericks)
- Pascal Siakam (Raptors)
There will be opportunities for fans to vote via social media, where voting will be between April 24 and May 25, 2019.
The winner will be announced on Monday, June 24 at the 2019 NBA Awards. If Beal wins the Community Assist Award, he will be the second Wizards player to win it in three seasons. John Wall won the honor in the 2015-16 season.