Axel Hervelle

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Axel Hervelle
No. 17 – Bilbao Basket
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Spanish League
Personal information
Born (1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 32)
Liège, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 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
Pro 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 Spanish League. 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]


Belgian national team[edit]

Hervelle has been a member of the senior Belgian national basketball team.


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