Axel Hervelle

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Axel Hervelle
AxelHervelle02.jpg
Hervelle in 2007
Free agent
Position Power forward
Personal information
Born (1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 35)
Liège, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2004 Verviers-Pepinster
2004–2009 Real Madrid
2009–2018 Bilbao
Career highlights and awards

Axel Marie Gustave Hervelle (born 12 May 1983) is a Belgian professional basketball player who last played for Bilbao Basket of the Liga ACB. He also represents the senior Belgian national basketball team. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) and 110 kg (242 lb.) power forward.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Hervelle spent the early part of his career in Belgium. He first played with Verviers-Pepinster in the Belgian League for four years, averaging 11.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, in 16 Belgian League games during the 2003-04 season, and becoming the team's captain at only 20 years old. He then signed with the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid. In the 2005-06 season, he averaged 24 minutes, 8.5 points, and 5.5 rebounds per game, over 32 games played in the Spanish League.

NBA draft rights[edit]

Hervelle was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, in the second round (52nd pick overall) of the 2005 NBA draft. He became the first Belgian player ever to be drafted by an NBA team. In 2009, his NBA draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for James White.[2]

Belgian national team[edit]

Hervelle has been a member of the senior Belgian national basketball team. He represented Belgium at the EuroBasket 2015, where they lost to Greece, in the tournament's eighth finals, by a score of 75–54.[3][4]

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster Ethias League 6 ? .571 -- 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .3 1.7
2001–02 24 ? .473 .278 .710 2.9 .5 .7 .3 4.0
2002–03 25 ? .494 .206 .642 7.4 1.4 1.0 .4 8.8
2003–04 18 ? .521 .414 .714 9.6 1.2 .0 .0 10.2
2004–05 Real Madrid ACB 39 18.6 .518 .213 .581 5.3 .4 1.1 .4 6.3
2005–06 32 23.9 .534 .355 .719 5.3 .9 .8 .4 8.5
2006–07 47 24.3 .562 .331 .826 6.0 1.2 1.2 .7 9.5
2007–08 36 21.7 .680 .324 .762 5.4 1.0 .8 .7 9.4
2008–09 35 20.7 .578 .330 .681 4.5 1.1 1.3 .5 8.1
2009–10 7 12.3 .308 .250 1.000 2.6 .9 .4 .1 1.9
Bilbao Basket 18 23.6 .620 .191 .806 5.1 2.2 1.4 .9 7.8
2010–11 39 21.6 .543 .233 .636 5.3 1.5 1.0 .2 6.7
2011–12 30 17.4 .455 .278 .578 3.3 1.0 .5 .2 4.7
2012–13 36 24.2 .541 .362 .804 4.4 1.7 .9 .3 7.9
2013–14 28 22.6 .554 .342 .776 6.1 1.3 1.0 .2 7.2
2014–15 30 25.3 .505 .414 .762 5.2 1.3 1.0 .1 7.7

Achievements[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

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