What They Are Saying About The 2012 Wizards Draft

“Shooting was a major priority for Washington, and the athletic Beal comes with the added benefit of being able to defend, get to the rim and rebound. He has been compared to a young Ray Allen as well as Eric Gordon. Many executives believe he’ll be a future All-Star.”
Sam Amick, CNNSI.COM

“I love the Beal pick for the Wizards. He was a perfect fit for them and has a chance at being the second-best player in the draft. The Wizards need a shooter and Beal has the chance to be special. Paired with John Wall, Trevor Ariza, Emeka Okafor and Nene, I think the Wizards could make a run at the playoffs next year.”
Chad Ford, ESPN.COM

“A lot of people call him the prototype from a shooting guard standpoint…great size, above average athletic ability and great instincts as well.”
Greg Anthony, NBATV

“Beal can put the ball in the basket and the Wizards need someone that can consistently put the ball in the basket. You put him in the backcourt with Wall and they are going to have some fun in D.C.”
Georgetown Hoyas Head Coach John Thompson III

“Ideal fit alongside John Wall and a smooth wing who can make shots from the perimeter. Beal is solid in just about every phase of the game and will fill a major need for the Wizards and give the team a terrific young backcourt.”

“Satoransky is a super-talented wing who excels with the ball in his hands. He's not a great shooter but plays with a great motor, like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and can affect the game without scoring.”
Chad Ford, ESPN.COM

“Satoransky is one of the most talented young international players in the draft and is one of the very few players who could get a look in the first round. He's a great athlete and he's very, very active. He can play multiple positions. Tough, physical, aggressive, driven and athletic, he's the type of scrappy wing that finds a way to contribute on every play.
Chad Ford, ESPN.COM

“Bradley Beal, who was plucked third by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft on his 19th birthday Thursday night, has that kind of dialed-in potential. He’s got the classic, elbows-in, perfect follow-through — as pure and textbook as any Indiana schoolboy stroking jumpers next to a cornfield as Gene Hackman watches in envy. He was the right pick at No. 3 for Washington, the perfect back-court complement to John Wall…”

“At No.3 the Wizards took Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal, who will provide a three-point threat, spread the court for point guard John Wall to operate and take scoring pressure off Wall. Beal is also an underrated defender and strong rebounder for his size.”
Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY

“In the end, the Wizards got the prospect they've coveted all along without having to move up. The Wizards got it right.”
Michael Katz, SB NATION