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Full Name: Jerome Beasley
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 241 (109.3 kg)
Birthdate: May 17, 1980 (Compton, Calif.)
High School: Moreno Valley HS (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
College: North Dakota

Selected in the second round (33rd overall) by the Miami Heat

Midland (TX) JC
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-1 (.000); 2000-01, 0-for-0. Totals: 0-for-1 (.000).

North Dakota
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 14-for-27 (.519); 2002-03, 33-for-72 (.458). Totals: 47-for-99 (.475).

Career Highlights: Named Division II Player of the Year as a senior by the Division II Bulletin, Daktronics, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. A two-time Division II Bulletin First Team All-American. Played two seasons of collegiate career at North Dakota after starting career at Midland Junior College in Midland, Texas. Finished career ranked 10th on North Dakota’s all-time scoring list with 1,402 points. Was North Central Conference MVP both his junior and senior seasons, joining former Phil Jackson and Dave Vonesh as two-time UND winners. Named MVP of the 2003 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after averaging 14 points and 8.3 rebounds and shooting 54.1% from the field.

Senior (2002-03): Averaged 26.6 points (3rd in Div. II) and 8.9 rpg. Led conference in scoring and rebounding and ranked third in three-point field goal percentage. Season total of 772 points ranked as the second-highest single season mark in school history. Scored 30 or more points 12 times. Recorded 12 double-doubles. Tied career-high with 41 points to go along with 15 rebounds at Augustana (S.D.). Registered 34 points and 14 rebounds at South Dakota. Tallied 36 points and career-high 19 rebounds against Northern Colorado. Scored 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in season-ending loss to St. Cloud State in the NCAA Division II North Central Region tournament.

Junior (2001-02): Led conference in scoring and ranked fifth in rebounding. Surpassed the 20-point mark 18 times and the 30-point mark four times. Recorded 11 double-doubles. Tallied career-high 41 points vs. North Dakota State. Recorded 36 points twice, vs. St. Cloud State and at South Dakota State. Grabbed season-high 16 rebounds vs. Minnesota-Duluth. Recorded 20 points (6-10 FG, 8-8 FT) and 10 rebounds vs. Kansas playing head-to-head vs. Drew Gooden and Nick Collison in game at North Dakota as Roy Williams’ gift to North Dakota native and Kansas senior Jeff Boschee.

Sophomore (2000-01): Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. Team finished 24-9.

Freshman (1999-00): Averaged 4.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in a reserve role.

Strengths: Has excellent shooting stroke facing the basket out to the college three-point line. Has the frame to add additional pounds of muscle with work in the weight room.