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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 10:36 am  |  21 responses

Brad Beal Compares Himself To Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade


Brad Beal, the immensely talented sharpshooter from the University of Florida, will undoubtedly be a top-7 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, with the potential of being selected as high as No. 2 overall by the Charlotte Bobcats. During a radio interview earlier this week, Beal provided some insight as to who he patterns his game after: Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade. Per SRI: “Describe your game. Is there someone you model it after? ‘My game is really, I’m an all-around player. I love to get my teammates involved. Comparing myself to somebody else, the way I shoot, I shoot similarly to Ray Allen. And when I drive to the basket, I like to compare myself to Dwyane Wade because we have the same body type or whatever. I like to compare myself to those two guys. I take pride in my defense and I’m a pretty good rebounder at my position.’”

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  • JMM

    I think that of myself too. Doesn’t make it so.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I think he’s more like Eric Gordon.

  • Phil da Windmill

    at least he didn’t compare himself to Kobe or Mj

  • Sheed

    Hope he gets picked by the Wizards

  • Drig

    So…..Eric Gordon?

  • Drig

    Damn, niQ already got that. it’s hard to check stuff out from a phone man.

  • ksupreme

    Well in that case he should be goin to new orleans over davis…but foreal the kids game is nice.

  • LP

    Eric Gordon is a good shooter, Ray allen is a good shooter. ERic gordon can drive and create (i know you haven’t seen it in a while, but he can), Dwade can drive and create…I see a small comparison with Beal and all these guys…..What, is he supposed to say Kirk Hinrich and Lance stevenson????

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    I can see the comparison. This dude has great upside.

  • Jake

    I really hope he turns out to be something special. There are a lack of superstar shooting guards right now.

  • Jonas

    Looks exactly like Ray Allen, in his years with the bucks and the sonics.

  • Ill Smith

    I hope he falls to Cleveland. A Beal/Kyrie backcourt would be enough to shut Dan Gilbert up for at least a year or 2…

  • jay rose

    Guess that makes 2 of us Beal

  • clydesays

    NBADraft.net compares him to Eric Gordon/Marcus Thornton. But hey, dream big kid!

  • bike

    Well, if you can shoot like Ray Alan and drive like Wade you are the second coming of….
    Nah, ain’t gonna say it.

  • Adam L

    I went to UF and have seen every game he played in. I think his max upside is a combination of Ray Allen – Lite & Eric Gordon – Lite. He isn’t as athletic as EG in my opinion; he can eventually be close to the shooter that RA is but really very few can shoot like Ray. But, a combo of the two (lite) can be an occasional or frequent allstar. Worth a top 5-8 pick for sure. Hell probably go higher due to his uncanny BBall IQ. Great prospect.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    yeah he means a less-injury prone eric gordon. which would actually be DOPE to watch since EG’s a beast.

  • Brad09

    nbadraft.net dosent exactly have the best track record going back to the early 2000′s people talk about them like there gospel. Beal is clearly one of the top 5 talents in this years class, eric gordon/marcus thorton is only made because of size and shooting ability. Beal and gordon are different, gordon is more ball dominant, beal is a better passer/defender/rebounder. I duno where some of these clowns come up with their comparisons.

  • GanjahLuv

    Not even close to having the bounce Wade has and even Rayray had back in the day…

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    He’s Gilbert Arenas with muscle. Definitely. And Beal was a freshman. Calm down critics. You don’t even know who will do what till you see em’ play with the big boys really. ie Kyrie, Brandon Knight, Kawhi Leonard, Greg Monroe, Kemba…weird

  • MIGZ

    Mars is def right critics need to wait and see what this kid can do cause he definitely has potential….but hes more of a Allen in the bucks no doubt if compares him to RayRay……C’s up!

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