August 9, 2009
Beal wants decision to come soon
Most talent evaluators and recruiting experts point to the class of 2011 as the next big-time pool of prospects in basketball. One of the top players in the class, Bradley Beal, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation.
Beal is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound scorer who can get baskets in a variety of ways. Beal is adept at getting the ball on the wing and knocking down deep perimeter shots, as well as driving past defenders along the baseline for acrobatic finishes at the rim. His ability to put up points is second to none in the class, and he is also a solid defender due to his athleticism. Beal runs the floor extremely well and can finish in transition.
Beal has offers from Kansas, Florida, Illinois, Purdue, Missouri, Minnesota and Wake Forest, as well as interest from Duke, North Carolina and Arizona. He plans on seeing Kansas, Illinois, Purdue and Florida.
It is likely that the college basketball community won't have to wait very long to see what happens with Beal's future plans - he is ready to get his recruitment over with. Beal said he would like to decide before his junior year.
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