McDonald's AA: Brad Beal Spotlight

CHICAGO -- One of the top guards in the country -- Brad Beal -- talks with about the McDonald's game and his future at Florida.

Brad Beal is excited to be a McDonald's All-American.

After a strong senior season the top 10 prospect will hit the court Wednesday evening and try and close out his high school career in an impressive fashion.

"It's a blessing and an honor to be able to represent your city and represent yourself and family and everything," Beal told "It's cool to be apart of the history. I'm just soaking it all in."

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Saint Louis (Mo.) Chaminade College said he's spent a considerable amount of time working on his game to prepare for his future as a Florida Gator.

"There are a lot of things that I want to get better, like my defense and my ball handling," Beal said. "This past season has been my best season so far in my high school career. I'm just trying to get better."

In a few weeks Beal will head off to college and he's ecstatic about taking a new step in his list.

"I'm excited," he said. "It all happened so fast. It's crazy. A t the same time I'm going to try to go in and do my best and just play basketball."

"It'll be great," he added. "It'll be tremendous. With his type of ball play and the way they get up and down. They give everybody break if someone is tired. I'll fit in perfectly."

Beal is ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 8 overall prospects in the 2011 class.

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