- HEAT Video
May 12 2009 4:55PM
CAREER TRANSACTIONS:Selected by the HEAT in the first round (second overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…signed by the HEAT on July 2, 2008.
2008 SUMMER LEAGUE:Started all five games for the HEAT at the Orlando Pro Summer League in Orlando and averaged 19.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.80 blocks, 0.80 steals, 0.6 assists and 27.2 minutes…was selected to the Orlando Pro All-Summer League First Team…ranked second in the league in rebound average and tied for third in scoring average…led Miami in points scored (98), field goals made (31) and attempted (81), offensive rebounds (18), defensive rebounds (19) and total rebounds (37)…topped the HEAT in scoring and rebounds three times each, in steals and blocks twice each and in minutes once…scored in double figures on four occasions, including a pair of 20-point performances.
COLLEGE:Played one season at Kansas State University before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft after his freshman year…started all 33 games for the Wildcats and averaged 26.2 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.64 blocks, 1.27 steals and 1.2 assists while shooting 53.2 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three-point range and 77.4 percent from the foul line…was named the National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)…received the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)…earned unanimous First Team All-American honors from the Associated Press, NABC, The Sporting News and USBWA…was named to the Wooden Award All-America Team…was named as the Big 12 Player of the Year by the AP and the league coaches…was a unanimous First Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team selection…established a school career record for 40-point games with three…set KSU single-season records in points (866), scoring average, rebounds (408), field goals made (307), free throws made (216), 30-point games (13) and double-doubles (28)…led the NCAA in rebounding average and ranked third in scoring average…led the nation in 40-point games, 30-point/10-rebound games (13) and 20-point/10-rebounds games (22)…posted a nation-leading 28 double-doubles, breaking the freshman mark previously held by Carmelo Anthony…led Kansas State to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1988 and averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds in his two NCAA Tournament contests against USC and Wisconsin…scored a career-high 44 points against Baylor on Feb. 23 and in the process set Big 12 single-game records for points scored and free throw percentage by hitting a perfect 15-of-15 from the foul line…made his collegiate debut against Sacramento State on Nov. 9 and finished with 32 points, a career-high and Big 12 Conference single-game record 24 rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots in 31 minutes…was a member of the USA Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit.
PERSONAL:Full name is Michael Paul Beasley Jr.…goes by the nickname “B-Easy”…his mother is Fatima Smith…has two brothers (Leroy Ellison and Malik Smith) and two sisters (Mychaela Beasley and Tiffany Couch)…his god brother is seven-year NBA veteran DerMarr Johnson…is a childhood friend of Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant…lists his family as his most prized possession…resides in Seat Pleasant, MD…his interests include cars, shopping and playing video games…chose to attend Kansas State University because of his relationship with one of the assistant coaches…is a fan of his hometown Washington Nationals…lists Spongebob Squarepants as his favorite television show and Austin Powers and anything starring Will Ferrell as his favorite movies…enjoys listening to R&B, rap, pop, Go-go and soul music and chose Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill as his favorite musical artists…says something most people don’t know about him is that he is a real funny guy…selected Cancun as his favorite vacation destination and the best place he has visited…picked fast food as his favorite type of food and Chick-fil-A as his favorite restaurant…was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 McDonald’s All-American Game after a 23-point performance…also earned MVP honors at the adidas Derby Festival Classic and was selected to play in the All-American Brand Jordan Classic…earned 2007 USA Today All-USA High School Boys Basketball Second Team honors as a senior and Third Team honors as a junior…averaged 28 points, 16 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 4.0 assists as a senior at Notre Dame Prep, helping lead his team to a 35-3 record and the inaugural Prep School National Championship…averaged 20.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a junior at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA and helped the team win a school-record 40 games…averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a sophomore at Riverdale Baptist High School in Upper Marlboro, MD…as a freshman at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, MD he averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds…his game day ritual includes listening to the music of Lauryn Hill…has 24 tattoos…wears a size 17 sneaker.