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Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 12, 1988. He attended John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago and was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com. He was also considered the number 65 player in the nation and number 10-point guard in 2006.

After high school, Patrick Beverley decided to commit to the University of Arkansas. During his freshman year, he ranked first on the team in scoring, steals, three-point percentage, and free-throw percentage. His numbers included 13.9 points per game, 1.7 steals per game, 38.6% three-points, and 81.2% free-throws. Patrick Beverley subsequently ranked second in assists and third in rebounding. In his freshman year, he started 34 out of 35 games, scored more than 20 points on 5 occasions, and scored in double figures 24 times. At the conclusion of his freshman year, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, named All-SEC second team, and Freshman All-American first team.

During his sophomore year, Patrick Beverley was ranked first on the Razorbacks for rebounding, steals, and three-point percentage, while ranking second in points, and third in assists. His averages included 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 37.8% three-points, 12.1 points, and 2.4 assists per game. At the end of his sophomore year, he won the Wooden Award and was named a Naismith Trophy candidate. However, Patrick Beverley left the Arkansas Razorbacks before his junior year after he was caught cheating on class work.

Although Patrick Beverley did not declare his intent to enter the 2008 NBA Draft, he opted to join the Ukrainian Second Division team, Dnipro for the 2008-2009 season. In total, he played in 46 games and averaged a team-high of 35.8 minutes per game. He led Dnipro in assists, steals, and three-point percentage. He ranked second in scoring and rebounds. Later that season, he won the Ukrainian Slam Dunk Contest and played in the Ukrainian All-Star Game.

In 2009, Patrick Beverley declared his intention to enter the NBA Draft. He was initially drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, but his rights were later transferred to the Miami Heat. However, in August 2009, he signed with Olympiacos Piraeus, a team in the Greek Basket League for the 2009-2010 season. Olympiacos eventually won the Greek Cup that season, but was defeated in the Euroleage season finals to FC Barcelona. The team also lost to Panathinaikos in the Greek Basket League finals. Overall, Patrick Beverley averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game when Olympiacos was a participating team in the Greek League.

In 2010, Patrick Beverley joined the Miami Heat for the NBA Summer League. In August 2010, he signed with Miami, but he was waived at the end of training camp in October. However, he signed with Spartak St. Petersburg for the remaining portion of the 2010-2011 season.

In November 2011, Patrick Beverley signed a $3.4 million, three-year net income deal with Spartak St. Petersburg. He was subsequently named the 2011-2012 Eurocup MVP in April 2012. In December 2012, Patrick Beverley decided to leave Spartak.

In January 2013, Patrick Beverley signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets. After the deal, he was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. However, he was recalled in mid-January 2014 to the Rockets. He made his NBA regular season debt on January 15 against the Los Angeles Clippers. He completed 3 points, 1 steal, and 1 assist during that game. By the end of the season, Patrick Beverley earned more minutes and became the backup point guard.

Patrick Beverley made his first regular season start for the Rockets in the 2013-2014 season. In February 2015, he won the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge. However, he was taken out for the remainder of the season after sustaining a left wrist injury. In July 2015, Patrick Beverley negotiated a $23 million, four-year deal with the Houston Rockets.

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