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Warriors rookie wants to face Beal because of AAU ties

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Bradley Beal's AAU program, aptly titled 'Brad Beal Elite,' has developed into a program that regularly produces NBA talent. Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, for instance, played for the team.

Next in line will be Moses Moody, the 14th overall pick in the 2021 draft by the Golden State Warriors. Moody played for Beal's AAU team as a teenager and in just a few months may be playing against Beal himself in the NBA.

Turns out, he's looking forward to it. When asked by NBC Sports Bay Area who he most wants to face in the NBA, he said Beal.

"It's definitely gonna be Brad Beal because I played with Brad Beal Elite when I was in high school. He was on the sidelines, he was in practice busting us up. Now, it's my chance to really get my shot back," Moody said.

Moody seems to recall Beal practicing some tough love behind the scenes. That's not entirely surprising, as Beal is very competitive.

Moody will see that firsthand when they face off in the NBA, as Beal likely won't take it easy on him just because he played for his program.