Bradley Beal's stock on the rise as NBA Draft approaches
When former Gator basketball star Bradley Beal announced earlier this month that he had decided to leave school after just one year and enter the NBA Draft, Gators coach Billy Donovan said Beal would be among the Top 5 picks in the nation by the time the draft is held on June 28.
His prediction seems to be right on the money, at least as far as some NBA Draft analysts are concerned.
In his latest mock draft, ESPN.com's Chad Ford has Beal listed as the No. 3 overall pick - behind former Kentucky players Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
The 6-foot-5 Beal played in 37 games for the Gators, averaging 34.2 minutes per game. He also averaged 14.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 44.5 percent from the field.