Originally written on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Here to encourage the Wizards to draft Bradley Beal (pictured with girlfriend Kytra Hunter), is Florida blog Alligator Army’s Andy Hutchins. After Anthony Davis, the shot-eating mantis who will be the first pick, there’s a lot more doubt in the 2012 NBA Draft. No player has Davis’ potential to make a franchise a contender in short order, and many more have significantly more doubts about their games. The second-best player in the draft, though, is Florida’s Bradley Beal — and the Wizards better hope he falls to them at the third pick. Beal’s game is persistently compared to Ray Allen’s, and he does have things in common with Jesus Shuttlesworth, but that’s a lazy, moldy comparison that sees Beal as primarily a shooter with a silky stroke; instead, he’s a scorer, with little in the way of a mid-range game but plenty of potential to develop it and all the tools necessary to do so. Beal has great instincts as a slasher and was deadly when coming off screens and heading to the hoop in B...
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