I love being versatile. Rock Island's Brea Beal drives to the basket past Alleman's Gabbi Loiz (14) during first half action Thursday at the Don Morris gym. Brea Beal and the Rock Island Rocks will take their game across the country this season. His 30.5 points per game were second most in the NBA, to only James Harden. [38] In Game 7 three days later, Beal led the Wizards—a team playing in its first Game 7 since 1979—with 38 points, including 24 in the second half, but he couldn't lead them to victory as they fell 115–105 to bow out of the playoffs with a 4–3 defeat. As the season progressed, No. Jeff is a sports reporter for Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline.com. During the game, Beal surpassed Gilbert Arenas for the franchise single-season three-point record. • McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American. On November 4, 2015, Beal scored a game-high 25 points and made a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Wizards to a 102–99 win over the San Antonio Spurs. [3] Beal accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the university, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Gators team during the 2011–12 season. Q: Are there certain players you model your game after? Led in large part by Brad’s scoring, Florida reached the Elite Eight, falling to Louisville. Rock Island's Brea Beal is the captain of the Quad-City Times All-Metro girls basketball team for the third consecutive year. • Three times the Illinois Ms Basketball. A: It’s the family atmosphere. [53], On November 14, he scored 20 points and hit three 3-pointers in a 119–95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the end of Beal's senior season, he was named the 2011 Mr. Show-Me Basketball which recognized him as the top high school basketball player in the state of Missouri. Rock Island's Brea Beal shoots over Davenport North's Jinaya Houston, Saturday, January 7, 2017, during first half action of their game in the Iowa vs Illinois IHMVCU Shootout held at the Carver Center on the Augustana College campus in Rock Island. [14], On February 5, Beal injured his right big toe and was later sidelined indefinitely after subsequent tests revealed a mild stress reaction in his right fibula. 3 assumed more ball-handling and playmaking responsibilities with John Wall sidelined for a large portion of the season, and he was able to keep the Wizards in playoff position while Wall recovered. But as the blog Wizard of Awes detailed, Brad found his shooting touch as the year progressed. Beal, on the other hand, has yet to advance to the final weekend of the state tournament. Beal scored 24 points in the Rocks' 71-37 victory. Rock Island's Brea Beal a generational talent. Bradley discusses his contract extension (Getty Images). The Rocks defeated the Maroons 53-35. Her father is British, and her mother is a Filipina.Her I was able to learn more. To claim this profile, please confirm you are Beal is ranked as one of the nation's top recruits in the 2019 class. [33] On February 6, 2017, he had another 41-point effort in a 140–135 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rocks top the initial Metro Fab 5 rankings with an 8-0 record. Q: Did you talk to her during the recruiting process? Brea Beal. “It changes my whole perspective on life, on how I treat people, how I interact. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Bradley Beal Changes Everything for the Wizards, Washington Wizards Guard Bradley Beal on Entering the NBA from the U of Florida, Bradley Beal Says Decision to Leave Florida for NBA “One of the Hardest Things I’ve Ever Had to Do in My Life”, Hochman: Brothers Support Beal in his Rise to NBA Stardom. To be a part of that group was an honor in itself and I enjoyed it.”. All four played or are currently playing college football: Brandon played tight end at Northern Illinois; Bruce played offensive lineman at Alabama State; and Bryon and Byron played offensive linemen and defensive line, respectively, at Lindenwood University. Log In. We are so proud.". A: I’ve been here around two weeks and the only thing I’m not used to is the weather. The expectations are so high. The season also gave No. Few professional athletes can carry the title of role model, but on and off the court, the Washington Wizards’ No. • She never lost a game on her home court. "When it started to become a regular thing it really helped humble me more and more. As the rapper Nelly, a childhood friend, explained to SLAM Magazine, Brad’s future could have gone in any number of directions without having such a strong family foundation to draw from. A: We know we have to work to get to that point. [69] In November, Beal scored 44 points in consecutive games, in a loss to the Boston Celtics and a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, respectively.[70]. His play and desire to keep getting better after signing his extension harkened back to an insight he had after his rookie year about the best players in the NBA. Their attitudes have proved an even bigger inspiration. It’s funny. Rock Island's Brea Beal drives to the basket during a game this past season. [13] He went on to make a game-winning buzzer beater on December 10 against the Orlando Magic. It’s a blessing, though. His best performance of the season came in early December against the Portland Trail Blazers. "She rarely talks about basketball when she is at school. [67], On October 17, 2019, Beal signed a 2-year contract extension worth a maximum of $72 million to remain with the Wizards. Born on June 28, 1993, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, by Bobby and Besta Beal, there was little doubt that Brad would eventually be an athlete. For Brad, it was a bittersweet ending to his college career. "At first glance, all you think about is the athleticism. He can be reach via email at jwendland@qconline.com or on Twitter @jaydub_DA. How I’d describe my game: Very versatile, powerful and athletic. Both are extremely gifted players, and Beal has studied their games and emulated them. No. [12] After missing the first nine games of the season with the injury, he made his season debut on November 19 against the Dallas Mavericks. Look a little deeper into who he is—how he treats his teammates and the people closest to him—and you’ll discover that Brad is one of the brightest, highest-character players in the league. Coach Donovan turned out to be something of a prophet. Beal is pleased to be among two legends in particular. [80], Beal is the son of Bobby and Besta Beal, and has four brothers: Brandon, Bruce, Byron and Bryon. “It was a down year but there were a lot of good things, a lot of lessons we learned, a lot of positives we can take out of it as well, and we just got to get better in the summer,” Beal said. [63] He had 40 points for the second straight game a day later and made a career-high nine 3-pointers in a 135–128 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. And no question he’s going to have a chance to move up. Rock Island's Brea Beal was named the Gatorade player of the year and Miss Basketball in Illinois this past winter. Talk to her coaches, her teachers, her teammates, her opponents and her friends and you will hear about her being a better person than a basketball player. Beal was named the Illinois girls Gatorade Player of the Year for a second consecutive year Monday. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Check out Brea Beal's high school sports timeline including game updates while playing basketball at Rock Island High School from 2016 through this year. [25] Two days later, he had 30 or more in consecutive games for the first time in his five-year career, recording a career-high 42 points in a 106–101 win over the Phoenix Suns. [72] The following day, Beal again surpassed his career-high, this time with a 55 point performance in a 140–137 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Beal became the first player to score 50 points on consecutive nights since Kobe Bryant in 2007.

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