Patrick Beverley

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Patrick Beverley
Patrick Beverley 2011-03-19 (2).JPG
Beverley with Spartak Saint Petersburg in March 2011
No. 2 – Houston Rockets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school John Marshall Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Arkansas (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2009–2010 Olympiacos
2011–2012 Spartak St. Petersburg
2013–present Houston Rockets
2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA draft, and then traded to the Miami Heat for a future 2011 second round draft pick and an undisclosed amount of cash. In 2007, Beverley appeared in the movie Hoop Reality, the sequel to Hoop Dreams, with Arthur Agee. He also appeared in the 2004 MTV Nike Battlegrounds series, and played for the Chicago team at age 16. He played college basketball at the University of Arkansas. In the 2008–09 season, he played in the Ukrainian Second Division with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. In 2009–10, he played in the Greek Basket League with Olympiacos Piraeus.

High school career[edit]

Considered a four-star recruit by while at Chicago's Marshall High School, Beverley was listed as the No. 10 point guard and the No. 65 player in the nation in 2006.[1]

College career[edit]

During his freshman season at Arkansas, Beverley ranked first on his team in scoring (13.9 ppg), steals (1.7 spg), three-point percentage (.386) and free-throw percentage (.812). He also ranked second on his team in assists (3.1 apg) and third in rebounding (4.5 rpg). He started 34 of 35 games, scoring in double figures 24 times, and scoring more than 20 points five times.[2] He scored a career-high 29 points in his collegiate debut[2] in a 92–52 win over against Southeast Missouri State, also adding five rebounds, four assists, and four steals, while shooting 11-for-13 from the field and 6-for-7 from three point range.[3] He had a career-high seven assists against Texas, while also adding eight rebounds and 19 points.[2] Beverley was named SEC Freshman of the Year while being named second team ALL-SEC and first team freshman All-American.

As a sophomore, Beverley ranked first on his team in rebounding (6.6 rpg), steals (1.3 spg) and three-point percentage (37.8), while also ranking second in points (12.1 ppg) and third in assists (2.4 apg). He started 33 of 35 games, scoring in double figures 22 times.[4] He scored a season-high 27 points on 9-for-11 shooting against Auburn, while also adding eight rebounds and four steals.[4] He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against LSU, while also adding 14 points.[4] Beverley's success saw him become a Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate. However, he left the team after that season when he was caught cheating on his classwork.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2008–2009)[edit]

After not declaring for the 2008 NBA draft, Beverley joined Dnipro of the Ukrainian Second Division for the 2008–09 season. He played in 46 games, averaging a team-high 35.8 minutes per game. He led the team in assists (3.6 apg), steals (2.2 spg), and three-point percentage (.380), while ranking second in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). He scored a season-high 31 points against Polytekhnika-Halychyna Lviv, while also adding 10 rebounds. He grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in a playoff game against Odessa. He had a season-high nine assists, along with 14 rebounds and 21 points against Hoverla. He played in the Ukrainian All Star Game and won the Slam Dunk Contest.

Olympiacos Piraeus (2009–2010)[edit]

Beverley was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft, but his rights were later traded to the Miami Heat.[6] On August 26, 2009, he signed with the Greek Basket League team Olympiacos Piraeus, joining Josh Childress and Linas Kleiza on the squad for the 2009–10 season. Olympiacos managed to win the Greek Cup that season, but lost in the finals of both the Euroleague season to FC Barcelona, and in the finals of the Greek Basket League season to Panathinaikos. With Olympiacos in the Euroleague, Beverley averaged 2.7 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game, and 0.6 assists per game.[7] He also averaged 5.1 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game with Olympiacos that season in the Greek League.[8]

Beverley attempts a running floater against Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz in March 2014.

Beverley joined the Miami Heat for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[9] On August 3, 2010, Beverley signed with the Heat.[10] However, on October 25, he was waived by the Heat at the end of training camp.[11]

Spartak St. Petersburg (2011–2012)[edit]

In January 2011, he signed with Spartak St. Petersburg for the rest of the 2010–11 season. In November 2011, he signed a three-year, $3.4 million net income contract extension with Spartak St. Petersburg.[12] In April 2012, he was named the Eurocup Basketball 2011–12 season's Eurocup Basketball MVP, which is the MVP award for the 2nd tier (level below Euroleague) European-wide league.[13] In December 2012, he left Spartak.[14]

Houston Rockets (2013–present)[edit]

On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets. He was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[15] On January 14, 2013, he was recalled by the Rockets.[16] On January 15, he made his NBA regular season debut in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He recorded 3 points, 1 assist and 1 steal.[17] As the season went on, Beverley earned more minutes and eventually became the backup point guard. At the beginning of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Beverley joined Jeremy Lin and James Harden in the Rockets starting lineup. He contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, including a game-high 5 offensive rebounds, in a 102-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 24.[18]

In that game, Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Russell Westbrook as a timeout was being called and collided with Westbrook's knee. Westbrook was injured in the play and was later declared out for the rest of the playoffs. Afterwards, police investigated death threats targeting Beverley.[19] The Rockets lost the series in six games.

Beverley made his first regular season start in the NBA in the first game of the 2013–14 season, his first time on an NBA team's season opening roster.[20]

On February 14, 2015, Beverley won the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge, beating out then Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight in the final round.[21] On March 30, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left wrist injury.[22][23]

On July 9, 2015, Beverley re-signed with the Rockets on a four-year, $23 million deal.[24][25] He was selected to compete in the 2016 Skills Challenge to defend his title, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw.[26] On March 18, 2016, he recorded a then season-high 18 points and a career-high 10 assists in a 116–111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[27] On March 31, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 103–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2006–07 Arkansas 35 34 34.4 .427 .386 .812 4.5 3.1 1.7 .4 13.9
2007–08 Arkansas 35 33 33.8 .412 .378 .644 6.6 2.4 1.3 .5 12.1
Career 70 67 34.1 .420 .382 .730 5.5 2.8 1.5 .4 13.0


Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Houston 41 0 17.4 .418 .375 .829 2.7 2.9 .9 .5 5.6
2013–14 Houston 56 55 31.3 .414 .361 .814 3.5 2.7 1.4 .4 10.2
2014–15 Houston 56 55 30.8 .383 .356 .750 4.2 3.4 1.1 .4 10.1
2015–16 Houston 71 63 28.7 .434 .400 .682 3.5 3.4 1.3 .4 9.9
Career 224 173 27.8 .412 .373 .763 3.5 3.1 1.2 .4 9.2


2013 Houston 6 5 33.3 .431 .333 1.000 5.5 2.8 1.2 .7 11.8
2014 Houston 6 6 33.7 .380 .318 .700 4.2 1.8 .5 .3 8.7
2016 Houston 5 5 25.8 .270 .214 1.000 4.4 2.2 .4 .4 5.8
Career 17 16 31.2 .375 .300 .870 4.7 2.3 .7 .5 8.9


2009–10 Olympiacos 19 5 9.3 .514 .182 .824 1.9 .6 .6 .2 2.7 4.4
Career 19 5 9.3 .514 .182 .824 1.9 .6 .6 .2 2.7 4.4

Personal life[edit]

Beverley is the son of Patrick Bracy and Lisa Beverley. He also has a son, Everett, and a daughter, Adlaia.[29]


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