Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.)
, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal
had his number retired Friday in honor of his storied run at the school.
Beal, entering his second year in the NBA, posted pictures from the ceremony and commented on his Instagram account (realdealbeal23)
The Class of 2011 blue chipper earned first team All-American honors from MaxPreps as a senior, averaging 32.4 points per game and leading the Red Devils to a 27-1 record.
That one defeat was a bitter one, however. B.J. Young and McCluer North beat Chaminade 57-56 in the state quarterfinals to deny Beal a state title in his final high school season. He did lead the school to its first-ever state title as a sophomore.
Beal finished his Chaminade career with 2,634 points and won gold medals with USA Basketball in 2009 (FIBA U16 Americas) and 2010 (FIBA U17 World Championship).
The 6-foot-4 scorer averaged 14.8 points per game in his only season at Florida before declaring for the NBA Draft. Washington selected Beal with the third overall pick.