Jerome Beasley

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Jerome Beasley
Personal information
Born (1980-05-17) May 17, 1980 (age 36)
Compton, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Moreno Valley
(Moreno Valley, California)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career 2003–2012
Position Center / Power forward
Number 24
Career history
20032005 Miami Heat
2004 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2005 Ülkerspor (Turkey)
2005–2006 Granada (Spain)
2006 Polpak Swiecie (Poland)
2006 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2007 Sydney Kings (Australia)
2007 Trotamundos de Carabobo (Venezuela)
2007 Reales de La Vega (Dominican Republic)
2007–2008 Ironi Ramat Gan (Israel)
2008–2010 EiffelTowers (Netherlands)
2011–2012 APOEL (Cyprus)
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Jerome Beasley (born May 17, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. Standing at 6 ft 10 in, he played the center and power forward positions.

High school career[edit]

Beasley graduated from Moreno Valley High School in California in 1999. In his senior year, he led Moreno Valley to a 25-6 record and averaged 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.[1]

College career[edit]

From 1999 to 2001, Beasley played at Midland College, a junior college in Texas, then transferred to the University of North Dakota.[1] As a senior Beasley averaged 26.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 51.3% from the field, and with a 73.6% free throw accuracy.

Professional career[edit]

Drafted by the NBA's Miami Heat in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft, he played only two games for them before being cut. During his tenure, he averaged 1.0 points per game. He also played for the CBA's Sioux Falls Skyforce and the NBA D-League's Dakota Wizards for nine games before buying out his own contract.[2]

Beasley played for the Sydney Kings of Australia's NBL during the 2006–07 season, but he was released following the team's exit from the playoffs. In October 2007, he moved to Israel and signed with Ironi Ramat Gan.[3] Beasley joined the EiffelTowers Den Bosch of the Netherlands for the 2008-2009 season, but he was released in January 2009, after testing positive for Carboxy-THC, the active ingredient of marijuana. He was then resigned to a one-year contract by the EiffelTowers for the 2009/2010 season in hope that he would be their starting center for the upcoming year.[4] In June 2011 he moved to APOEL in Cyprus.

Legal problems[edit]

In 2010, Beasley was arrested for falling behind on child support payments.[5] In 2015, Beasley was arrested in Grand Forks, ND for eluding child support payments.


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