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Beal to Breakout in 2013-14?

August 20, 2013

 Jeremy Hyman |

ESPN writer Bradford Doolittle broke down some metrics to try and determine which players would "breakout" in 2013-14.  His conclusion?  Bradley Beal topped the list of potential breakout players for the upcoming season. 

From the article:

"Beal fits two of our criteria for breakout candidates in that he just turned 20 in June and is entering his second NBA season. The ability to shoot a high percentage with a high volume from 3-point range is an excellent marker for a future big-time scorer. Besides Beal, the only rookies age 20 or under who have qualified for the 3-point title, hit at least 38 percent from deep and played at least 1,500 minutes have been Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Mike Miller. All of those players, as you may have noticed, have evolved into more than shooting specialists.

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Glad to see Beal getting this kind of national attention after his rookie campaign.  He dealt through a slew of injuries last season, but if he can remain healthy there is no telling how good he can be this year.