Since his selection by the Washington Wizards with the third overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, Bradley Beal, along with other players such as John Wall and Otto Porter, has been able to turn the team into an eternal playoff team. This is thanks to his consistent performances, which have allowed him to achieve double-digit average scores throughout his career.
Although it feels long overdue, the Missouri-born Shooting Guard has begun to earn praise, having last been selected for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
Bradley Beal Bio
Bradley Emmanuel Beal was born on June 28, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is one of five children (all boys) of Bobby and Besta Beal. Beal, who attended Chaminade College Preparatory School, attracted attention in his town at a very young age because of his athletic abilities. His talent earned him a place on the USA team that participated in the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, where he was appointed to the All-Tournament Team. He was also named MVP after averaging 18 points per game to lead his country to the championship.
After the highlights of this tournament, Beal returned to his last year of high school, averaging 32.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. This achievement earned him the 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year and the Mr. Show-Me Basketball Award for Best High School Basketball Player in his state. He was also awarded the First Team Parade and the McDonald’s All-American Selection.
After graduating, Bradley Beal enrolled at the University of Florida to play under coach Billy Donovan. In his first year of college, he was named SEC Freshman of the Week six times. This year he averaged 14.8 points per game, earning further awards for the SEC All-Freshman Team and the first team of the All-SEC. At the end of the season, Beal then announced that he was giving up his three remaining college years to participate in the 2012 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Washington Wizards with the third overall selection.
Bradley Beal NBA Career and Stats
In his NBA rookie season, Bradley Beal played in the Rising Stars competition at the 2013 All-Star weekend. He maintained his high level of performance until his season was interrupted by injury, although he still received his first NBA All-Rookie team award after 56 games with an average of 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
Starting in 2018, Beal achieved the best points average in the 2016-17 season with an average of 23.1 points per game. His best rebound and assist season was in the 2017-18 season, where he averaged 4.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. In addition, he has made four trips to the NBA playoffs so far. He showed his best performance in the 2017 season when the Wizards reached the second round with an average of 24.8 points per game.
Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Bradley Beal is not married yet, but we understand why some reports claim he is. The Washington Wizards player had a high-profile relationship with Kamiah Adams, a former reality television actress who famously appeared in Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The two have only been together for a few years, but it seems like a lifetime, as the couple loves to share images of each other on social media.
On July 23, 2018, Beal and Adams welcomed their first child, a son they named Bradley Emmanuel Beal II.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Apart from Tomas Satoransky, who can play both as a guard and as a striker, Bradley Beal is the highest guard of his team with a height of 1.96 m (5’6″). He also weighs 207 pounds (94 kg).
Beal comes from a very sporty family. His parents and all four of his brothers Brandon, Bruce, Byron, and Bryon were college athletes. His father played college football for the state of Kentucky, while his mother played for the Kentucky women’s basketball team. His two older brothers, Brandon and Bruce, played college football for Northern Illinois and Alabama State respectively. Beal’s younger brothers, Byron and Bryon, played college football at Lindenwood University as defensive and offensive line players, respectively.
Since July 2016, Beal has taken home an average annual salary of $25 million. This is due to the five-year $127 million contract he signed with Washington.