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Jerome Beasley

Jerome Beasley
Beasley playing with EiffelTowers in 2010
Personal information
Born (1980-05-17) May 17, 1980 (age 44)
Compton, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolMoreno Valley
(Moreno Valley, California)
College
NBA draft2003: 2nd round, 33rd overall pick
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career2003–2012
PositionCenter / power forward
Number14, 24
Career history
20032005Miami Heat
2004Sioux Falls Skyforce
2005Ülkerspor
2005–2006Granada
2006Polpak Świecie
2006Dakota Wizards
2007Sydney Kings
2007Trotamundos de Carabobo
2007Reales de La Vega
2007–2008Ironi Ramat Gan
2008–2010EiffelTowers Den Bosch
2010–2011Dnipro
2011–2012APOEL
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

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

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

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

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. These two games with Miami ended up being Beasley's only time in the NBA, as his final game ever was also his 2nd game on November 16, 2003. That day, Miami would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 77 - 99, with Beasley recording 1 rebound and only 2 and half minutes of playing time. In his 2 NBA games, Beasley had career totals of 2 points, 1 rebound, and 5 minutes of playing time.

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[4] in hope that he would be their starting center for the season, and won the 2009 Dutch Basketball Cup with them.

In the 2010/2011 season he signed with BC Dnipro from the top division in Ukraine. In June 2011 he moved to APOEL in Cyprus for the 2011/2012 season and then quit his professional career.

Legal problems

In 2010, Beasley was arrested for falling behind on child support payments.[5]

American National Team

Beasley took part in the preliminary matches of the 2006 FIBA World Championship, playing ten games for Team USA.

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Jerome Beasley". North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Archived from the original on November 6, 2002.
  2. ^ Jerome Beasley leaves Wizards, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007
  3. ^ "Satellite News and latest stories | The Jerusalem Post". fr.jpost.com. Retrieved 2024-03-09.
  4. ^ "eiffeltowers Resources and Information". www.eiffeltowers.nl. Retrieved 2024-03-09.
  5. ^ Former UND hoops star arrested for child support. USA Today. November 11, 2010. Retrieved on July 10, 2012.

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