Sports & Recreation

Best High School Athlete 

Brad Beal

A senior at Chaminade College Preparatory School, the six-foot-three-inch Beal scored 30 points in the 2009 Class 5 state championship game to lead the Red Devils to the title. But his best on-court exploits were for another team. He was the captain of the USA Men's Developmental National Team and scored nineteen points to help Team USA beat Poland in the finals of the U17 FIBA world championships in Germany. Beal was the tournament MVP, scoring a team-high eighteen points per game and shooting nearly 50 percent from three-point range en route to winning the gold medal. Ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard recruit in the class of 2011 by both ESPN and, Beal spurned Duke and Kansas and gave a verbal commitment to suit up for the Florida Gators next season.

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