April 26, 1982 |
Des Moines, Iowa
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Clarksville (Clarksville, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2005-2006||Auckland Stars (New Zealand)|
|2006–2007||Austin Toros (D-League)|
|2007–2008||Lleida Bàsquet (Spain)|
|2007–2008||→CB Plasencia (Spain)|
|2008||BK SPU Nitra (Slovakia)|
|2009||Fribourg Olympic (Switzerland)|
|2010||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2010||Cuxhaven Bascats (Germany)|
|2011||SCM CSU Craiova (Romania)|
|2011||Lechugueros de Leon (Mexico)|
|2012||ŁKS Łódź (Poland)|
|2012||Toyama Grouses (Japan)|
|2013||Halifax Rainmen (Canada)|
|2014–2015||Bambuqueros de Neiva (Colombia)|
Brock Andrew Gillespie (born April 26, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Bambuqueros de Neiva of the Liga DirecTV. He previously played in the NBA Development League and in various countries abroad. He had a standout college career at Rice University, finishing his career with 1,007 points, while playing in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). He also appeared in the Walt Disney movie Glory Road.
Gillespie went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft. He later signed with the Auckland Stars for the 2006 New Zealand NBL season. In 17 games, he averaged 12.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.
On November 2, 2006, he was selected in the third round of the 2006 NBA D-League draft by the Austin Toros. In 41 games, he averaged 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.2 minutes per game.
In July 2007, he joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2007 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he signed with Lleida Bàsquet of Spain. In December 2007, he was loaned to CB Plasencia. He left Plasencia after 7 games. In February 2008, he signed with BK SPU Nitra of Slovakia for the rest of the 2007–08 season.
On November 7, 2008, he was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NBA D-League draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On November 26, 2008, he was waived by the Skyforce. In February 2009, he signed with Benetton Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland for the rest of the 2008–09 season.
In June 2009, he joined the Houston Rockets for training camp. In July 2009, he joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2009 NBA Summer League. In September 2009, he signed with Xacobeo BluSens Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. On March 19, 2010, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.
In August 2011, he joined Lechugueros de Leon of Mexico for the 2011–12 LNBP season. On November 3, 2011, he was selected in the eighth round of the 2011 NBA D-League draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
On August 29, 2013, he signed with the Halifax Rainmen of Canada for the 2013–14 season. In March 2014, he signed a two-year contract with Bambuqueros de Neiva of Colombia for 2014 and 2015 Liga DirecTV seasons.
Gillespie leads a busy life away from basketball. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the City of Houston's Mayor's Office. In 2006, he was cast by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and appeared in the Walt Disney movie, Glory Road. He was chosen to speak at Dennis Johnson's funeral in 2007, after playing for Johnson with the Austin Toros. In recent years, he has mentored for the National Basketball Players Association at their Top-100 High School Camp at the University of Virginia. He's also been active in politics, having helped campaigned for US Congressman Pete Olson.
He is the son of notable long-time college basketball coach, Marty Gillespie, who had his own standout athletic career as a two-sport athlete (baseball/basketball) at Iowa State University in the 1970s and was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft twice; once by the St. Louis Cardinals and once by the Minnesota Twins. Due to his father's coaching career, he spent the majority of his childhood on the move, but credits his most memorable places of residence as Peoria, Illinois; Racine, Wisconsin; and Clarksville, Tennessee. His younger brother, Tate, considered a top Major League Baseball prospect, stars for Lake Travis High School in Texas.
- 2006 NBL - Team Results Summary
- Brock Gillespie D-League Stats
- Owls in NBA Summer League
- Nitra's Gillespie is Slovakia's Top Point Guard
- 2008 NBA Development League Draft Recap
- EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/10/2009
- Obradoiro Signs Brock Gillespie
- RED CLAWS ACQUIRE BROCK GILLESPIE
- Brock Gillespie New Player of Cuxhaven BasCats
- Craiova's Gillespie Named All-Star
- 2011 NBA Development League Draft Recap
- Toyama Grouses of Japan Purchase Contract of Gillespie
- Japan BJ League Transactions
- Rainmen sign Riley, Gillespie to contracts
- Neiva Ready for New Season
- Gillespie Makes Big Screen Appearance