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Position  Point guard
Listed weight  185 lb (84 kg)
Salary  788,872 USD (2011)
Listed height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Height  1.85 m

Nationality  American
Role  Basketball player
League  NBA
Name  Patrick Beverley
Education  University of Arkansas
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Born  July 12, 1988 (age 27)Chicago, Illinois (1988-07-12)
High school  John Marshall Metropolitan(Chicago, Illinois)
Current team  Houston Rockets (#2 / Point guard)
Parents  Patrick Bracy, Lisa Beverley
Similar People  Ty Lawson, Corey Brewer, James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Trevor Ariza

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Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Arkansas before spending three and half seasons overseas in Ukraine, Greece and Russia. In January 2013, he joined the Houston Rockets and quickly cemented himself as the team's starting point guard. In June 2017, he was traded to the Clippers.


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High school career

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Beverley attended John Marshall Metropolitan High School in his hometown of Chicago. As a senior at John Marshall, he led the state in scoring (37.3 ppg) and was named Co-Player of the Year. He was also selected to play in the Roundball Classic on April 8, 2006, a national All-Star Game played at United Center in Chicago.

College career

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As a freshman at Arkansas in 2006–07, Beverley averaged 13.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was subsequently named Freshman of the Year by the SEC and Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press. He also earned SEC All-Freshman Team and second-team All-SEC honors.

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As a sophomore in 2007–08, Beverley was a Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate. He started 33 of 35 games as a sophomore, ranking first on the team in rebounding (6.6 rpg), steals (1.3 spg) and 3-point percentage (.378). He was also second on the team in points (12.1 ppg) and third in assists (2.4 apg).

In August 2008, Beverley was deemed ineligible to play for the Razorbacks in 2008–09 due to academic issues. He later admitted that a fellow student had written a paper for him.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2008–2009)

Faced with the options of staying out of school for a year before returning as a junior if he could at Arkansas or somewhere else, or trying to earn money, Beverley chose the latter. In October 2008, he signed a one-year contract that was "just over six figures" with Ukrainian team Dnipro. The contract had no buyout and Beverley was free to leave after the season without penalty. Beverley went on to participate in the UBL All-Star Game and won the league's Slam Dunk Contest. In 46 games for Dnipro, he averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

NBA draft

Beverley was automatically entered into the 2009 NBA draft, where he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 42nd overall pick. On June 26, 2009, a day after the draft, the Miami Heat announced that they had acquired the draft rights to Beverley from the Lakers in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick and cash considerations.

Olympiacos Piraeus (2009–2010)

On August 26, 2009, Beverley signed with Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus. He helped Olympiacos win the 2010 Greek Cup title and helped them reach the finals of both the EuroLeague and the Greek League. In 19 EuroLeague games, he averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He also appeared in 22 Greek League games, averaging 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

Miami Heat (2010)

In July 2010, Beverley joined the Miami Heat for the 2010 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He later signed with the Heat on August 2, 2010, but was waived on October 25 prior to the start of the regular season. Beverley appeared in six preseason games (two starts) averaging 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 23.0 minutes.

Spartak St. Petersburg (2011–2012)

On January 9, 2011, Beverley signed with Spartak St. Petersburg for the rest of the 2010–11 season. On November 10, 2011, he signed a contract extension with Spartak. The new deal locked-in Beverley with the team through 2014 and included an option for the 2014–15 season.

On April 6, 2012, Beverley was selected as the EuroCup MVP for the 2011–12 season. He dominated throughout the season to lead his team to a spot in the EuroCup semifinals. He led the team in scoring, steals and performance index rating, and placed second on the team in rebounds, assists and three-pointers made, for a team that led the competition in defense and lost only 3 games, with a 13–3 overall record. His 1.9 steals per game led the EuroCup, he was second in index rating, and at just 1.85 meters, Beverley was the shortest player in the competition to average more than 4 rebounds per game.

On July 19, 2012, Beverley announced that he would not be returning to Spartak for the 2012–13 season. However, Spartak insisted that Beverley had to honor his contract—he could only void his contract if he received an NBA offer. He continued on with Spartak in 2012–13, but on December 23, he left the team after reaching an agreement with the Houston Rockets.

2012–13 season

On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets, and was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. He spent a week with the Vipers before making his NBA debut on January 15, 2013 in a 117–109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. In just under two minutes off the bench, he recorded three points, one assist and one steal. On February 23, 2013, he made three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 15 points in a 105–103 loss to the Washington Wizards. In his first season with Houston, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.90 steals in 41 games. In Game 2 of the Rockets' first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Beverley received his first career start and went on to record 16 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block. He had another 16-point effort in Game 4 to help the Rockets avoid elimination with a 105–103 win. However, the Rockets went on to lose the series in six games.

2013–14 season

Beverley had an injury-plagued season in 2013–14, as he played just 56 of the Rockets' 82 games. He was placed on the inactive list for 14 games following surgery on December 23 to repair a fracture in his right hand. On February 23, he had his first career 20-point outing in a 115–112 win over the Phoenix Suns. He tied that mark in the third-last game of the season, scoring 20 points in a 111–104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on April 12. On June 2, 2014, he was named in the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the 2013–14 season.

2014–15 season

On February 14, 2015, Beverley came from behind in the semifinal and final rounds to win the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. On March 30, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left wrist injury.

2015–16 season

On July 9, 2015, Beverley re-signed with the Rockets on a four-year, $23 million deal. He was selected to compete in the 2016 Skills Challenge to defend his title, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw. 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. On March 31, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 103–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

2016–17 season

On October 22, 2016, Beverley was ruled out for three weeks after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He made his season debut on November 17, 2016 after missing the first 11 games. Limited to 25 minutes, Beverley had 11 points, three assists and three blocks in a 126–109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On December 7, 2016, he came three rebounds shy of his first career triple-double, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds and tying a career high with 12 assists in a 134–95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He came close again on December 21, recording a season-high 18 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in a 125–111 win over the Phoenix Suns. On April 2, 2017, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 123–116 win over the Phoenix Suns. On April 16, 2017, he had a playoff career-best 21 points along with 10 rebounds in a 118–87 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. At the season's end, Beverley was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to earn All-Defensive First Team honors and the first since Scottie Pippen in 1998–99.

Los Angeles Clippers (2017–present)

On June 28, 2017, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Lou Williams, Kyle Wiltjer and a 2018 first-round pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul.

Personal life

Beverley is the son of Patrick Bracy and Lisa Beverley. He has a son named Everett and a daughter named Adlaia. On May 7, 2017, Beverley's grandfather, Rheece Morris, died hours before Game 4 of Western Conference Semi-Finals against San Antonio Spurs.

In 2007, Beverley featured in the documentary film Hoop Reality, the sequel to 1994's Hoop Dreams.


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