Brock Gillespie

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Brock Gillespie
No. 7 – Bambuqueros de Neiva
Position Point guard
League Liga DirecTV
Personal information
Born (1982-04-26) April 26, 1982 (age 32)
Des Moines, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Clarksville (Clarksville, Tennessee)
College Rice (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006 Auckland Stars (New Zealand)
2006–2007 Austin Toros (D-League)
2007–2008 Lleida Bàsquet (Spain)
2007–2008 CB Plasencia (Spain)
2008 BK SPU Nitra (Slovakia)
2009 Fribourg Olympic (Switzerland)
2009 Kataja (Finland)
2010 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2010 Cuxhaven Bascats (Germany)
2011 SCM CSU Craiova (Romania)
2011 Lechugueros de Leon (Mexico)
2012 LKS Lodz (Poland)
2012 Toyama Grouses (Japan)
2013 Halifax Rainmen (Canada)
2014–present Bambuqueros de Neiva (Colombia)

Brock Andrew Gillespie (born April 26, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Bambuqueros de Neiva of the Liga DirecTV. He previously played in the NBA Development League and in various countries abroad. He had a standout college career at Rice University, finishing his career with 1,007 points, while playing in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). He also appeared in the Walt Disney movie Glory Road.

Professional career[edit]

Gillespie went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft. He later signed with the Auckland Stars for the 2006 New Zealand NBL season. In 17 games, he averaged 12.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.[1]

On November 2, 2006, he was selected in the third round of the 2006 NBA D-League draft by the Austin Toros. In 41 games, he averaged 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.2 minutes per game.[2]

In July 2007, he joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2007 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he signed with Lleida Bàsquet of Spain. In December 2007, he was loaned to CB Plasencia. He left Plasencia after 7 games. In February 2008, he signed with BK SPU Nitra of Slovakia for the rest of the 2007–08 season.

On November 7, 2008, he was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NBA D-League draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[3] On November 26, 2008, he was waived by the Skyforce. In February 2009, he signed with Benetton Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland for the rest of the 2008–09 season.[4]

In September 2009, he signed with Xacobeo BluSens Obradoiro of Spain.[5] He left later that month. In October 2009, he joined Kataja of Finland. He left after two games. On March 19, 2010, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[6]

In July 2010, he signed with the Cuxhaven Bascats of Germany for the 2010–11 season.[7] In December 2010, he left after just 7 games. In January 2011, he signed with SCM CSU Craiova of Romania for the rest of the season.

In August 2011, he joined Lechugueros de Leon of Mexico for the 2011–12 LNBP season. He left Mexico next month after just four games. On November 3, 2011, he was selected in the eighth round of the 2011 NBA D-League draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[8] On November 22, 2011, he was again waived by the Skyforce.

In January 2012, he signed with LKS Sphinx Petrolinvest Lodz of Poland but later left after just one game. In February 2012, he signed with Toyama Grouses of Japan for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[9]

On August 29, 2013, he signed with the Halifax Rainmen of Canada for the 2013–14 season.[10] On November 11, 2013, he was waived by the Rainmen after just 4 games.[11] In March 2014, he joined Bambuqueros de Neiva of Colombia for 2014 Liga DirecTV season.

Personal[edit]

Gillespie leads a busy life away from basketball. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the City of Houston's Mayor's Office. In 2006, he was cast by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and appeared in the Walt Disney movie, Glory Road. He was chosen to speak at Dennis Johnson's funeral in 2007, after playing for Johnson with the Austin Toros. In recent years, he has mentored for the National Basketball Players Association at their Top-100 High School Camp at the University of Virginia. He's also been active in politics, having helped campaigned for US Congressman Pete Olson.[citation needed]

He is the son of notable long-time college basketball coach, Marty Gillespie, who had his own standout athletic career as a two-sport athlete (baseball/basketball) at Iowa State University in the 1970s and was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft twice; once by the St. Louis Cardinals and once by the Minnesota Twins. Due to his father's coaching career, he spent the majority of his childhood on the move, but credits his most memorable places of residence as Peoria, Illinois; Racine, Wisconsin; and Clarksville, Tennessee. His younger brother, Tate, considered a top Major League Baseball prospect, stars for Lake Travis High School in Texas.[citation needed]

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