Originally posted on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 8/21/12


Bradley Beal had barely finished wiping the birthday cake crumbs off the side of his mouth before the Washington Wizards predictably drafted him with the third overall pick.

If the term “age is nothing but a number” applies to anyone in this world, it would be the 19-year old Beal. In the eyes of many, the guy may appear to be another project. A risk. How soon will he mature, if ever? How quickly will he adapt to the different schemes, the increased pressure and the speed of the NBA? Will he be the factor that will finally fill the void in Washington’s subpar offense? How well will he mesh in the backcourt with John Wall? Is he really the next Ray Allen?

Although these are all legitimate concerns that will remain in question throughout the season, anyone that has closely followed Beal from the moment he was drafted, and throughout the Summer League games should be on the brink of full faith in the rookie. That is, if you haven’t already jumped on the wagon. Personally, I’m riding shotgun.

Maturity, class, dedication, commitment, spirituality, patience. These are words that simply scratch the surface when speaking of Brad, and truth is the Wizards locker room is in for a treat this coming season.

Check out Bradley Beal in the latest installment of NBA Rooks…

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