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Chaminade's Bradley Beal Going Pro, Entering NBA Draft

Report by The Sports Network has the local hoops standout going pro after one season with the University of Florida.

Florida Gators' guard Bradley Beal, the standout from , will enter the NBA draft and forego the rest of his college basketball career, according to media reports.

According to reports by The Sports Network picked up by KSDK and The Miami Herald, Beal will enter the draft after one successful season with the University of Florida.

The report said Beal was the Gators' second-leading scorer at 14.8 points per game. He had 6.7 rebounds and started in all 37 games.

Last month, Beal's high school coach, Kelvin Lee, to discuss the future. Lee said if there were a guarantee of being a top 10 pick to him it would be a "no-brainer" to leave school.

Beal turns 19 in June.

Beal talked to FOX2 sports director Martin Kilcoyne his thoughts on possibly turning pro in an interview on April 1, after Gators were eliminated from the NCAA tournament.

The Associated Press said Beal, 6-foot-4 could go in the top five of the draft, according to the report posted on WHEC-TV in Rochester, NY. Gators coach Billy Donovan told the AP Beal was "as mature a kid at this age as I’ve ever been around."

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