From John Hollinger's the ESPN Insider article "Power points: Best of the new era" where he discusses the new generation of point guards:
"Yet they might all be taking a backseat soon, because three young guns -- Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and John Wall -- are moving rapidly up the ranks. And what's unusual about this group is that they play the position much differently than the previous generations. Their older peers are mostly traditional, pick-and-roll point guards who succeed with quickness, guile and court vision.
These guys? Raw, unadulterated power. With awesome combinations of size and strength, they're among the best finishers in basketball despite playing the point. They're not great shooters and it doesn't matter. They don't have great court vision (though Wall has shown a lot of potential as a distributor; more on that below). That doesn't matter, either. In today's NBA, where the ability to beat opponents off the dribble is king and perimeter defenders can't use their hands, burst and power are at a premium.
How much of a premium? Consider that Rose and Wall were the No. 1 picks in their respective drafts after just a year of college (after a generation in which point guards were almost never considered to be top-pick material), while Westbrook went fourth despite not even playing point guard as a collegian."
Whether you like or dislike Hollinger, wouldn't this seem to suggest that Beaubois could be more of a viable option at point guard than many people think? I hear so many people criticize his vision and whatnot, but with the tools he has (speed, athleticism, handles, perimeter shooting), does it matter?