Beaubois with the Mavericks
|No. 8 – Spirou Charleroi|
February 24, 1988 |
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2006–2009||Cholet Basket (France)|
|2014–present||Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- 1 Professional career
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 French national team
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Beaubois was discovered by NBA player Mickaël Piétrus at an open basketball camp in his native home island, Guadeloupe, located in the French West Indies. He made his professional debut in the 2006-07 season with Cholet Basket in the French Pro A League, where he was teammates with future San Antonio Spurs guard Nando de Colo.
Cholet Basket (2006–2009)
In his first season with Cholet Basket, Beaubois played with the Cholet Espoirs, the junior team, where he averaged 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 18.1 minutes per game. Beaubois spent the majority of the 2006-07 season with the Espoirs, averaging 13.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He saw action in four French Pro A League games, in which he never scored. He also played 3 minutes in the 2007 Pro A playoffs, losing in the quarterfinals to Roanne.
Beaubois missed the first few weeks of the 2007-08 season due to a fractured bone in his left hand. He would play in the French Pro A League the whole season, averaging 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. He scored in double figures five times, recording a season high of 15 points against ASVEL Basket. Beaubois would lose in the quarterfinals again this time to Le Mans. Cholet Basket competed in the 2007-08 FIBA EuroChallenge. The EuroChallenge is the third tier in the European professional club basketball pyramid. Beaubois played in 3 games and averaged 4.7 points and 1 rebound and assists in 18.7 minutes. Cholet lost in the group stage of the competition going 2-4.
In his 29 games of the 2008-09 season, Beaubois averaged 10 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 22.3 minutes. He improved as the season progressed. Notably, he recorded a career high 31 points, eight assists and five steals against Roanne. Cholet Basket did not qualify for the 2009 playoffs, but they participated in the second tier of the European professional club basketball pyramid. After losing to ASK Riga in the Eurocup preliminary rounds, Cholet competed again in the EuroChallenge. During the 2008-09 EuroChallenge, Beaubois nearly had a triple double, scoring 16 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and assisting eight times against Fribourg Olympic. Cholet would advance to the EuroChallenge Final Four, only to lose to Virtus Bologna.
Beaubois was an early entry candidate for the 2007 and 2008 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Prior to the NBA Draft, Beaubois caught the attention of scouts at the NBA Draft Combine with his measurements, boasting a 6' 9.75" wingspan (which is extraordinarily long, given his height) and 39" vertical leap. He was selected 25th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who traded him, along with a future 2nd round draft pick, to the Dallas Mavericks for Byron Mullens, the 24th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Dallas Mavericks (2009–2013)
Playing only 3 minutes, Beaubois made his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers. On March 5, 2010, Beaubois scored 22 points against the Sacramento Kings, becoming the first Maverick rookie to score 20 or more points since Maurice Ager in 2007. 22 days later, Beaubois scored a career-high 40 points and made a rookie record of 9 of 11 three-pointers against the Golden State Warriors. Moreover he became the first rookie in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range, and 80 percent from the free throw line. He became the third Maverick rookie with 40 or more points in a game. The Mavericks finished the season with a 55-27 record, clinching the second seed in the Western Conference. In the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, Dallas faced their rival the San Antonio Spurs. The Mavericks were down by 22 points in the first half of Game 6. Needing a spark to the offense, coach Rick Carlisle subbed Beaubois in and he led them back into the game scoring 16 points, however the Mavericks lost the game and series.
In early August 2010, Beaubois broke his foot while training with the French national basketball team. On November 30, 2010, Beaubois was assigned to the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, but never played a single game with the team. In February 2011 he returned to practice with the Mavericks. After missing nearly 6 months due to a fractured foot, Beaubois made his season debut against the Sacramento Kings on February 16, 2011. In 21 minutes, he logged 13 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 3 turnovers. The Mavericks went on to win the game 116-100. The following game against the Phoenix Suns Beaubois replaced DeShawn Stevenson in the starting lineup. Just before the start of the 2011 playoffs Beaubois sprained his left foot in a game against the Warriors. He was replaced in the starting line-up by Stevenson and did not return to action or see playing time during the two month playoff run leading to the Mavericks' victories over the Blazers, Lakers, Thunder, and Heat en route to their first NBA Championship.
In late June 2011, Beaubois had foot surgery on his left foot for the second time. The Mavericks announced on June 30, 2011, that they exercised the contract option for Beaubois. In his first start of the 2011–12 season, Beaubois scored 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, adding career highs in assists with 7 and blocks with 4, in a win over the Utah Jazz. Dallas was swept in first round of the 2012 playoffs by Oklahoma City.
Beaubois scored a team high (and personal season high) of 19 points in 16 minutes against the Spurs on January 25, 2013. He underwent surgery to repair a fractured second metacarpal in his left hand near the end of the 2012-13 season. “I feel bad for the kid,” Dirk Nowitzki said after Beaubois broke his hand against the Thunder on March 17. “It’s just sad. Just so many injuries. He’s been here for four years and has missed a lot of action. It’s tough. We feel bad for him. But he’s a good kid." The Mavericks missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
Spirou Charleroi (2014–present)
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Beaubois won an NBA championship|
French national team
Beaubois was a member of the French junior national teams. He later joined the senior French national basketball team. He did not participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics, due to his 2010 injury, nor did he contend in FIBA EuroBasket 2013.
- "Rodrigue Beaubois". 2008-02-22.
- Nando De Colo: "I want to play in the NBA"
- Beaubois 2006/07 statistics
- Match Results Cholet - Lyon-Villeurbanne
- RÉSULTATS DU MATCH CHOLET – LE MANS
- Beaubois 2007-08 FIBA EuroCup stats
- Match Results Cholet - Roanne
- Cholet Basket - ASK Riga
- Basket-ball. EuroChallenge : Cholet - Fribourg (79-52)
- Virtus BolognaFiere Beat Brave Cholet
- 2009 NBA Draft Measurements
- Transactions: 2008-09 Season
- Spurs survive Dallas' rally to close out first round
- Mavs' Rodrigue Beaubois breaks foot
- Mavs Send Beaubois, Jones To D-League
- "Rodrigue Beaubois back at practice". ESPN. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
- Beaubois has second surgery
- Dallas exercises Beaubois' option
- Beaubois career night
- Mavericks Are Swept Off Their Throne by Thunder
- Tony Parker returns from cut over eye to lead Spurs
- Beaubois out indefinitely (fractured hand)
- Rodrigue Beaubois undergoes hand surgery
- Mavs eliminated from playoff contention for first time since 2000
- Rodrigue Beaubois terminera la saison à Charleroi !
- Equipe de France : Beaubois et Mahinmi forfaits ; Diaw et Batum non assurés
- Francia, i convocati Noah è assente
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