Patrick Beverley Can Be Any Player
By ALFRED'S HOUSE
Role players are critical to basketball team play. In that role, a player can be a star. Patrick Beverley is a Chicago native that has found stardom in the NBA as a defender and little tough guy.
Beverley’s path travelled was not prototypal to an NBA player. His high school career at John Marshall was great. He averaged 37 ppg as a senior. At The University of Arkansas, he was well on his way to greatness but found himself expelled do to academic fraud. He then went overseas, playing on top clubs in Europe, winning at almost every stop.
“Be a star in your natural role. “
Beverly then found his way on to the Houston Rockets where he excepted his role as a defender, pestering anyone he was assigned to. Today, he is respected by his peers and his team competes in the playoffs on a yearly basis. His role is one that anyone with the right mind set can follow and be successful.
Often in basketball, players (and coaches) don’t understand how to assign roles. By excepting your role, you get an opportunity to play. If you play you get an opportunity to expand your role by playing well and gaining the trust of your teammates, coaches and fans. Be a star in your natural role.