|No. 2 – Houston Rockets|
July 12, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||John Marshall Metropolitan
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2008–2009||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine 2nd)|
|2009–2010||Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)|
|2011–2012||Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia)|
|2013||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Draft, and then traded to the Miami Heat for a future 2011 second round draft pick and an undisclosed amount of cash. In 2007, Beverley appeared in the movie Hoop Reality, the sequel to Hoop Dreams, with Arthur Agee. He also appeared in the 2004 MTV Nike Battlegrounds series, and played for the Chicago team at age 16. He played college basketball at the University of Arkansas. In the 2008–09 season, he played in the Ukrainian Second Division with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. In 2009–10, he played in the Greek Basket League with Olympiacos Piraeus.
During his freshman season at Arkansas, Beverley ranked first on his team in scoring (13.9 ppg), steals (1.7 spg), three-point percentage (.386) and free-throw percentage (.812). He also ranked second on his team in assists (3.1 apg) and third in rebounding (4.5 rpg). He started 34 of 35 games, scoring in double figures 24 times, and scoring more than 20 points five times. He scored a career-high 29 points in his collegiate debut in a 92–52 win over against Southeast Missouri State, also adding five rebounds, four assists, and four steals, while shooting 11-for-13 from the field and 6-for-7 from three point range. He had a career-high seven assists against Texas, while also adding eight rebounds and 19 points. Beverley was named SEC Freshman of the Year while being named second team ALL-SEC and first team freshman All-American.
Beverley ranked first on his team in rebounding (6.6 rpg), steals (1.3 spg) and three-point percentage (37.8), while also ranking second in points (12.1 ppg) and third in assists (2.4 apg). He started 33 of 35 games, scoring in double figures 22 times. He scored a season-high 27 points on 9-for-11 shooting against Auburn, while also adding eight rebounds and four steals. He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against LSU, while also adding 14 points. Beverley's success saw him become a Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate. However, he left the team after that season when he was caught cheating on his classwork.
After not declaring for the 2008 NBA draft, Beverley joined Dnipro of the Ukrainian Second Division for the 2008–09 season. He played in 46 games, averaging a team-high 35.8 minutes per game. He led the team in assists (3.6 apg), steals (2.2 spg), and three-point percentage (.380), while ranking second in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). He scored a season-high 31 points against Polytekhnika-Halychyna Lviv, while also adding 10 rebounds. He grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in a playoff game against Odessa. He had a season-high nine assists, along with 14 rebounds and 21 points against Hoverla. He played in the Ukrainian All Star Game and won the Slam Dunk Contest
Beverley was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft, but his rights were later traded to the Miami Heat. On August 26, 2009, he signed with the Greek Basket League team Olympiacos Piraeus, joining Josh Childress and Linas Kleiza on the squad for the 2009–10 season. Olympiacos managed to win the Greek Cup that season, but lost in the finals of both the Euroleague season to FC Barcelona, and in the finals of the Greek Basket League season to Panathinaikos.
Beverley joined the Miami Heat for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On August 3, 2010, Beverley signed with the Heat. However, on October 25, he was waived by the Heat at the end of training camp.
In January 2011, he signed with Spartak St. Petersburg for the rest of the 2010–11 season. In November 2011, he signed a three-year, $3.4 million contract extension with Spartak St. Petersburg. In April 2012, he was named the 2011–12 Eurocup MVP. In December 2012, he left Spartak.
On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets. He was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On January 14, 2013, he was recalled by the Rockets. On January 15, he made his NBA regular season debut in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He recorded 3 points, 1 assist and 1 steal. As the season went on, Beverley earned more minutes and eventually became the backup point guard. At the beginning of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Beverley joined Jeremy Lin and James Harden in the Rockets starting lineup. He contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, including a game-high 5 offensive rebounds, in a 102-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 24.
In that game, Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Russell Westbrook and collided with Westbrook's knee. Westbrook was injured in the play and was later declared out for the rest of the playoffs. Afterwards, police investigated death threats targeting Beverley. The Rockets lost the series in six games.
Beverley made his first regular season start in the NBA in the first game of the 2013–14 season, his first time on a NBA team's season opening roster.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
He is the son of Patrick Dracy and Lisa Beverley. He is the father of Everett Williams-Beverley and Adlaia Beverley both of Arkansas.
- Patrick Beverley 2006–07 Game Log - Arkansas Razorbacks - ESPN
- Southeast Missouri State Redhawks vs. Arkansas Razorbacks - Box Score - November 10, 2006 - ESPN
- Patrick Beverley 2007–08 Game Log - Arkansas Razorbacks - ESPN
- Tough lesson learned
- Lakers trade Patrick Beverley to Heat
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
- Heat sign Patrick Beverley
- HEAT Waive Beverley and Butler
- Spartak SPB, locks Patrick Beverley
- 2011-12 Eurocup MVP: Patrick Beverley, Spartak St. Petersburg
- Patrick Beverley leaves Spartak SPB for the Houston Rockets
- Rockets Sign Beverley
- Rockets recall Patrick Beverley from D-League
- Clippers at Rockets
- Rockets at Thunder
- Police investigate Thunder ball boy
- Parsons: Patrick Beverley to start
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