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Bradley Beal

Jan 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the game against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

After missing the first 12 games of the season, third-year shooting guard Bradley Beal has come back and provided a huge spark for Washington. He ha started 38 games this season, and his number have only gone up as the season has progressed.

After averaging just 13 points per contest in his first seven games, he recorded over 20 points in three of the next seven competitions, and it has landed his point-per-game average at 15. He is averaging career-highs in rebounds (3.8) and steals (1.2) per game.

However, the most surprising number that he has put up is this: He is shooting over a percentage better from three-point range (44%) than he is from the field (42%). Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing; I don’t know, but what I do know is that this guy can shoot the lights out from anywhere on the court. Once he starts to realize that he has more of a game than just jump-shots, he will become a legitimate star in this league.

Grade: A-

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