Patrick Beverley

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Patrick Beverley
Patrick Beverley 2011-03-19 (2).JPG
No. 2 – Houston Rockets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school John Marshall Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Arkansas (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine 2nd)
2009–2010 Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)
2011–2012 Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia)
2013–present Houston Rockets
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.

College career[edit]

Freshman (2006–07)[edit]

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.[1] He scored a career-high 29 points in his collegiate debut[1] 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.[2] He had a career-high seven assists against Texas, while also adding eight rebounds and 19 points.[1] Beverley was named SEC Freshman of the Year while being named second team ALL-SEC and first team freshman All-American.

Sophomore (2007–08)[edit]

Patrick 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.[3] He scored a season-high 27 points on 9-for-11 shooting against Auburn, while also adding eight rebounds and four steals.[3] He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against LSU, while also adding 14 points.[3] 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.[4]

Professional career[edit]

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.[5] 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. With Olympiacos in the Euroleague, Beverley averaged 2.7 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game, and 0.6 assists per game.[6] He also averaged 5.1 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game with Olympiacos that season in the Greek League.[7]

Beverley attempts a running floater against Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz in March 2014.

Beverley joined the Miami Heat for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[8] On August 3, 2010, Beverley signed with the Heat.[9] However, on October 25, he was waived by the Heat at the end of training camp.[10]

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 net income contract extension with Spartak St. Petersburg.[11] In April 2012, he was named the 2011–12 Eurocup MVP, which is the 2nd tier (level below Euroleague) European league.[12] In December 2012, he left Spartak.[13]

On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets. He was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[14] On January 14, 2013, he was recalled by the Rockets.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17]

In that game, Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Russell Westbrook as a timeout was being called 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.[18] 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.[19]

Personal[edit]

He is the son of Patrick Dracy and Lisa Beverley. He is the father of Everett Williams-Beverley and Adlaia Beverley both of Arkansas.[citation needed]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Olympiacos 19 5 9.3 .514 .182 .824 1.9 .6 .6 .2 2.7 4.4
Career 19 5 9.3 .514 .182 .824 1.9 .6 .6 .2 2.7 4.4

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Houston 41 0 17.4 .418 .375 .829 2.7 2.9 .9 .5 5.6
2013–14 Houston 56 55 31.3 .414 .361 .814 3.5 2.7 1.4 .4 10.2
Career 97 55 25.4 .415 .365 .818 3.1 2.8 1.2 .5 8.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Houston 6 5 33.3 .431 .333 1.000 5.5 2.8 1.2 0.7 11.8
2014 Houston 6 6 33.7 .380 .318 .700 2.9 1.8 0.5 0.3 8.8
Career 12 11 33.5 .409 .326 .824 4.8 2.3 0.8 0.5 10.3

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