NBA Mock Draft 2012: Bradley Beal Projected To Be Selected By Washington Wizards At No. 3

The Washington Wizards are in a position almost seemingly where they can do no wrong in the NBA Draft. With the No. 3 overall pick, short of Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis, there are at least four other players that could be coming to Washington.

Tom Ziller of SB Nation says that the Wizards need shooting help most of all. And to address that need, he projects the Wizards will select Florida Gators guard Bradley Beal with the No. 3 pick.

3. WASHINGTON WIZARDS: BRADLEY BEAL

SI.com's Sam Amick did a quick survey of front office types on the most popular prospect behind Davis, and Beal actually tied Robinson with six votes, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist falling behind. The Wizards' desperate need for shooting help -- the one thing that could make John Wall look better instantly -- and Beal's top-line promise should help make this choice for Washington.

Beal is the kind of shooter that could come in and make an impact right away. Since Nick Young never developed into the shooter the Wizards thought he could be, Beal could be the player that immediately.

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