Scott Warmann & Mo Drummond cover the Cardinals opening their home stand Friday, the Blues beginning free-agency soon, local products being drafted in the NBA and pressure being put on Rams’ rookies with training camp around the corner.
The Detroit Pistons took Kim English at No. 44, then the San Antonio Spurs grabbed Marcus Demon 15 picks later at No. 59.
The St. Louis native guard averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Gators last season. Beal joins a backcourt headlined by John Wall, the first selection in the 2010 draft.
Bradley Beal, the former star at Chaminade, is expected to be a high draft prospect that could go as early as No. 2 overall after the New Orleans Hornets take Anthony Davis.