Bradley Beal: Grade A-
So what if Bradley Beal, known for his shooting, averaged only 14 points a game and his season high was just 22 points in his only season at Florida.
The Wizards made it clear they drafted Beal more for his potential at the NBA level than what he did in college.
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld and coach Randy Wittman's eyes lit up when asked about Beal's ability to shoot the ball, and both said they were blown away by his pre-draft workout.
The Wizards draft plan all along was to add a shooter to complement point guard John Wall. The Wizards brass envision Wall breaking down defenses and kicking to Beal for an open shot, which they think he will hit on a consistent basis.
Grunfeld also raved about Beal's ability to play defense and his high character. But Grunfeld also cautioned that Beal is only 19 and there will be some growing pains along the way.
Although Beal shot just 33 percent from beyond the arc last season at Florida, he possesses a picture-perfect stroke and is confident he will improve his shot.
Just two years ago, Beal was the national high school player of the year coming out of Missouri so he has been on the map of scouts for awhile, including D.C.
You can argue that the Wizards' philosopy to draft a need over best available is flawed because they are coming off a 20-46 record, but they had a plan and they stuck with it by taking a scorer in Beal.
You at least have to respect that.