Watching Brad Beal carry the Gators to the Elite Eight last season, it seemed like it was only a…
Beal, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Thursday, became the ninth first round pick that Donovan has coached at Florida. He started all 37 games at Florida during his freshman year.
Beal averaged 14.8 points per game and led all power-conference guards with 6.7 rebounds per game. Beal was named to the All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman teams.
In the postseason, Beal averaged 16.5 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Florida has had at east one player drafted in eight of the past ten years and has 13 drafted players since taking the job in Gainesville. Beal is the first Florida player ever selected by the Washington Wizards.