Axel Hervelle

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Axel Hervelle
AxelHervelle02.jpg
No. 17 – Bilbao Basket
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 33)
Liège, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Listed height 6 ft 8 34 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 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–present Bilbao Basket

Axel Hervelle (born 12 May 1983) is a Belgian professional basketball player for Bilbao Basket of the Liga ACB. He also represents the Belgian national basketball team. Hervelle was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round (52nd pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft, becoming the first Belgian player ever to be drafted by an NBA team. He is a 2.05 m (6 ft 8¾ in) and 113.4 kg (250 lb.) small forward-power forward.

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 games during the 2003-04 season and becoming the team captain at only 20 years old. Then he 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.

In 2009, his NBA Draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for James White.[1]

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 Liga 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

Belgian national team[edit]

Hervelle has been a member of the senior Belgian national basketball team. He represented Belgium at the 2015 EuroBasket where they lost to Greece in eighth finals with 75–54.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chron.com Rockets trade guard White to Denver.
  2. ^ "GREECE TOO MUCH FOR BELGIUM". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

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