Jerome Beasley

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Jerome Beasley
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Beasley playing with EiffelTowers in 2010
Personal information
Born (1980-05-17) May 17, 1980 (age 38)
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)
College
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career 2003–2012
Position Center / Power forward
Number 14, 24
Career history
20032005 Miami Heat
2004 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2005 Ülkerspor
2005–2006 Granada
2006 Polpak Świecie
2006 Dakota Wizards
2007 Sydney Kings
2007 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2007 Reales de La Vega
2007–2008 Ironi Ramat Gan
2008–2010 EiffelTowers Den Bosch
2010–2011 Dnipro
2011–2012 APOEL
Career highlights and awards
Stats 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. 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[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] In 2015, Beasley was arrested in Grand Forks, ND for eluding child support payments.

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. ^ Local hoops: Slaughter to debut for Hapoel J'lem[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.eiffeltowers.nl/Nieuws/Artikelen/tabid/211/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/397/Default.aspx/
  5. ^ Former UND hoops star arrested for child support. USA Today. November 11, 2010. Retrieved on July 10, 2012.

External links

  • Jerome Beasley at acb.com
  • Jerome Beasley at ESPN.com
  • Jerome Beasley at sportsstats.com
  • North Dakota Fighting Sioux profile at the Wayback Machine (archived December 10, 2006)
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