Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Bradley Beal entered the national basketball conversation at a young age. He competed for the USA in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. His squad won the championship that year. He made the all-tournament team and won MVP. His winning the 2011 Gatorade player of the year let him pick his university. He chose the University of Florida. Bradley won six SEC Freshman of the Week titles. He was first team first team All-SEC. After an appearance in the Elite Eight during the NCAA tournament, he declared for the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Washington Wizards took him with the third pick of the draft. A fantastic rookie season saw him named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He finished third in Rookie of the Year voting despite missing two months of action. In his sophomore season, he and John Wall led the Wizards to their first playoff series win since 2005. Injuries shortened his 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Wizards made the playoffs in 2016 and 2017 behind Beal and Wall. In 2018 Bradley reestablished himself among the NBA elite. He joined Oscar Robinson as the only players with multiple games of 40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a season.
Bradley is bold with his style. His outfits often highlight the Tissot Style Watch - a Wizards home-game tradition. Bradley's color-coordination is one of his trademarks. From all-black fits to orange and blue combos, Bradley doesn't miss a beat. Be he buttoned down or suited up, Mr. Beal continues to come correct.