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Bradley Beal agrees to 2-year extension with Washington Wizards

Congrats to the St. Louis native!
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal stands on the court during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis native Bradley Beal has agreed to a two-year extension with the Washington Wizards.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal is for $72 million.

The two-time all-star’s extension begins in the 2021-22 season.

“Bradley embodies the type of high-character, team-first player that we want to have representing our fans and our city and we’re very happy to sign him to this extension,” said Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment Ted Leonsis. “This caps off a tremendously productive offseason by our new leadership structure of smartly and efficiently moving the franchise forward in a positive direction.”

Beal averaged career-highs during the 2018-19 season in points (25.6), assists (5.5), rebounds (5.0), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7), which made him the first player in franchise history to average at least 25 points, five assists and five rebounds in a season.

“Both the Wizards organization and the city of Washington have been committed to supporting me and my family since the day I was drafted and I feel blessed to be able to show my commitment back to them,” said Beal. “I’m proud to continue leading this team both on and off the court and look forward to being part of building something special.”

According to a release from the Wizards, Beal also compiled 2000+ points, 400+ assists and 400+ rebounds, making him one of one only three players to do so in 2018-19 (joining Kevin Durant and James Harden) and one of 21 players to do so in NBA history. He is the youngest player since Kevin Durant (2013-14) to average at least 25/5/5 on .475 or better shooting in 36 or more minutes.

“Bradley is pillar in the community and an All-NBA talent,” said Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard. “He is entering the prime of his career and we are committed to building and developing our team around him as we establish the environment for sustainable winning.”

Beal has been named to the All-Star team in each of the past two seasons and has averaged at least 22 points per game in each of the past three seasons.

Earlier this year, Beal joined the ownership group for POWERplex in Hazelwood, Missouri. 

He is a graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Beal was honored with the Community Assist Award at the 2019 NBA Awards.

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