Surrounded by family and friends, including his Prep coach Kelvin Lee, University of Florida Freshman Guard was selected third overall by the Washington Wizards Thursday in the NBA Draft.
He turned 19 Thursday. ESPN showed a picture of Beal and his brothers as a six year old to the nation during the live broadcast.
After his selection, he told ESPN that chasing his dream was worth making the tough decision to leave Gainesville early. He said he would work to stay humble and to get better.
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