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Bradley Beal, the two time All-Star player, is currently playing for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He became the first player in franchise history with 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season. Here are some unique facts to know about the American professional basketball player:

  1.  He was born Bradley Emmanuel Beal on June 28, 1993to Besta and Bobby Beal. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A, along with his four brothers, Brandon, Bruce, Byron, and Bryon.
  2.  His parents as well as all his four brothers were college athletes. His father played college football for Kentucky State while his mother starred for Kentucky’s women’s basketball team.
  3.  Beal was part of United States National Basketball team for the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. He averaged 18.3 points and 2.3 steal per game, as U.S.A won the gold medal. He was declared Most Valuable Player of the tournament and made it to All-Tournament Team.
  4.  Beal attended Chaminade College Preparatory School and garnered attention in his city for his athletic ability from a young age. Beal averaged 32.5 points 5.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game as a senior
  5.  As the top high school basketball player at Chaminade College Preparatory School, he was named the 2011 Mr. Show-Me Basketball apart from being named 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
  6.  He accepted an athletic scholarship from University of Florida and earned his first SEC freshman of the Week for the period from 21st to 28th November 2011, when he recorded 18.5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals in two win over Wright State and Jacksonville.
  7.  He ended his collegiate season leading Gators with 249 rebounds and 51 steals apart from recording 83 assists and 31 blocks with six SEC Freshman of the Week through the season. He was named to First-Team All-SEC and to SEC All-Freshman Team averaging 14.8 per game in the season.
  8.  He forgoes three years of college eligibility and was drafted as third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, on June 28, 2012.
  9.  Despite Wizards experiencing a dismal opening 2012-13, season with just 11 wins in 44 games till January, Beal was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2012 and January 2013. During this period he scored a then career high 24 points and best of six three-pointers.
  10.  Beal ended his rookie season averaging 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, as a starter in 46 of 56 games. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team and finished third in voting for the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
  11.  Participating in 2014 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, he finished as runner-up in the Three-Point Shootout. He was the youngest competitor in the event’s history before Devin Booker came along in 2016.
  12.  He scored his then career high 37 points during the season as he ended upstarting in all 73 games he played averaging 17. 1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, with 1 steal per game in the 2013-14, season.
  13.  In the pre-season game against the Pelicans, Beal broke his left wrist. An MRI revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left wrist and underwent surgery. He did not participate in first nine games of the season.
  14.  On December 10, 2014, in the game against Orlando Magic, Beal converted the lob pass at the buzzer to lift the Wizards to a victory. He finished the game with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block in the 91-89 win.
  15.  Beal was sidelined for around two weeks with a mild stress reaction in his right fibula in the game against Charlotte Hornets on February 5. It was his third injury to his right fibula in his three NBA season.
  16.  On Beal’s return to action from injury on February 28, against Detroit, he scored eight points in 32 minutes to end Wizards six-game losing streak with a 99-95 win. With 7.3 seconds left, Beal converted both his free throws and Wizards held on.
  17.  He made a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to punctuate his 25 point performance against Kawhi Leonard and lifted the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, November 04, 2015.
  18.  The 2015-16, season was one of the troublesome season with reference to his injury. He missed total of around 22 games due to a shoulder injury, lower right leg injury and with a sprained pelvis.
  19.  He ended the 2015-16, season with a career low 35 starts in 55 games, but recording a career high 17.4 points per game. He also scored 3.4 rebounds with 2.9 assists per game in the season.
  20.  He is neither married nor single. Presently he in relationship with his longtime girlfriend Kamiah Adams, the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star. They have a son, Emmanuel Beal II, who was born on July 23, 2018.
  21.  As one of the top young shooting guard, the Wizards re-signed Beal to a five-year maximum contract worth $128 million on July 26, 2016.
  22.  On November 27, 2016, Beal was fined $15,000 for grabbing at the throat of Evan Fournier hard enough to leave a mark in the game against Orlando Magic couple of days earlier.
  23.  In the game against Detroit Pistons, on December 16, 2016, with two made three pointers, Beal reached 501 career three pointers and became the third Wizards player to join the 500 club.
  24.  Beal surpassed Arenas for the franchise single-season three-point record in the game against Clippers on March 29, 2017. He made five against the Clippers to finish with 209 for the season.
  25.  He joined Kevin Durant and Vince Carter as the only three players in NBA history, 23 year old or younger, to average at least 23 points and shoot above 40 percent from three point range.
  26.  On January 23, 2018, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time. Beal who is shooting 36.8 percent from behind the arc participated in the Three-Point contest and finished fifth with 15.
  27.  In 2017-18, season Beal recorded the 21st 1,800 point season in team history. He ended the year starting in all 82 games scoring 22.6 points, with 4.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. During the season he recorded career-high 51 points and a career high 11 assists.
  28.  On October 20, 2018, he broke the franchise record for most three-pointers, surpassing Arenas with his 869thin the 117-113 loss to the Raptors as he scored 32 points and converted 6 of 11 pointers. He went on to make his 900th career 3-pointers to become the youngest in NBA history.
  29.  On December 22, 2018 he recorded his first career triple-double with 40 points, a career high 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a 149-146 triple overtime win over the Phoenix Suns.
  30.  In the 2018-19, season Beal became the first player in franchise history to average at least 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game, while playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.
  31.  Bradley Beal Net Worth: $22 Million

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