Beal Labels Himself a Combo Guard
Just the fact (Bradley) Beal measured in at 6-foot-4 should be a bit of a relief. He was listed as 6-3 at Florida and at least a few in the NBA were concerned he could measure in even smaller, which would affect his draft stock at shooting guard.
Beal averaged 14.8 points and 6.7 rebounds during his one season at Florida. With most shooting guards in the league standing a good two inches taller, Beal must find a way to defend larger, explosive players.
“I know I’m not the average height of a shooting guard, but that’s why I want to become a combo guard and start developing my ball handling more to become a point guard,” Beal said. “I have confidence in myself to be able to [defend]. I know there may be times where I’m going to struggle, but I know I’m going to get bigger and stronger so I can use some of my quickness and ability to create an advantage for myself.”