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Beal, Kuzma help Corey Kispert with transition to Wizards camp

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Washington Wizards rookie Corey Kispert this week singled out several veteran teammates in training camp for assisting with the transition to the next level.

Kispert expressed his excitement after joining the Wizards for the opportunity to learn from Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Spencer Dinwiddie. It is that quartet of players that Kispert said has been among the most vocal with him.

The 15th pick has spent a good portion of training camp asking those veterans questions on certain plays and sets the team likes to run. He believes it is better to ask those questions now, rather than run the wrong play in a game.

You don’t want to be the guy to mess things up. You want to make sure things are clear before you go in there. Thankfully, guys like Brad, Spencer, Montrezl and Kuzma have been really vocal with me about where they want to see me on the floor, what’s open and what I can do. I feel really confident. I feel really clear-headed on the floor and I’m in a really good spot thanks to the guys out there that are making it really easy.

Kispert joins the Wizards as a consensus All-American first-team player last season at Gonzaga. He averaged 18.6 points, five rebounds and 1.8 assists on a career-high 44% shooting from 3-point range. He ranked fifth in the country in points (595) and seventh in 3s (91).

With head coach Wes Unseld Jr. in charge, Kispert had the chance to get a head start on the new system with the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League. He averaged 9.5 points per game and liked the experience as it allowed him to get a feel for the NBA game.

Kispert figures to play a large role with the team this season given his ability to space the floor. With the veterans in his ear with advice, he should be ready when his number is called.

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