HEAT Acquire Draft Rights to Patrick Beverley

MIAMI, 06/26 – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have acquired the draft rights to Patrick Beverley, selected with the 42nd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick and cash considerations.

Beverley, a 6’1” 180-pound guard, spent last season with BC Dnipro of the Ukrainian Basketball League and appeared in 46 games (all starts) and averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.15 steals and 1.35 blocks in 35.8 minutes while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from three-point range and 69.9 percent from the foul line. He led his team in assist average, steals average and three-point field goal percentage while ranking second in scoring average and rebounding average. Additionally, he won the slam dunk competition in the 2009 UBL All-Star Game.

The former Razorback spent two seasons (2006-08) at Arkansas, where he was named as the SEC Freshman of the Year and the SEC Newcomer of the Year, before leaving to play professionally overseas appearing in 70 games (67 starts) and averaged 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.50 steals while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the foul line.