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Axel Marie Gustave Hervelle (born 12 May 1983) is a Belgian professional basketball player who plays for Proximus Spirou. He also represents the senior Belgian national basketball team. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) and 110 kg (242 lb.) power forward.[1]

Axel Hervelle
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Hervelle in 2007
No. 7 – Spirou
PositionPower forward
LeaguePBL
Personal information
Born (1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 36)
Liège, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career2000–present
Career history
2000–2004Verviers-Pepinster
2004–2009Real Madrid
2009–2018Bilbao
2018–presentSpirou
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Hervelle spent the early part of his career in Belgium. He first played with Verviers-Pepinster in the Belgian League for four years, averaging 11.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, in 16 Belgian League games during the 2003-04 season, and becoming the team's captain at only 20 years old. He then signed with the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid. In the 2005-06 season, he averaged 24 minutes, 8.5 points, and 5.5 rebounds per game, over 32 games played in the Spanish League.

On August 3, 2018, Hervelle signed a one-year contract with Spirou of the Belgian League.[2].[3]

NBA draft rightsEdit

Hervelle was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, in the second round (52nd pick overall) of the 2005 NBA draft. He became the first Belgian player ever to be drafted by an NBA team. In 2009, his NBA draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for James White.[4]

National team careerEdit

Hervelle has been a member of the senior Belgian national basketball team. He represented Belgium at the EuroBasket 2015, where they lost to Greece, in the tournament's eighth finals, by a score of 75–54.[5][6]

Career statisticsEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Verviers-Pepinster Ethias League 6 ? .571 -- 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .3 1.7
2001–02 24 ? .473 .278 .710 2.9 .5 .7 .3 4.0
2002–03 25 ? .494 .206 .642 7.4 1.4 1.0 .4 8.8
2003–04 18 ? .521 .414 .714 9.6 1.2 .0 .0 10.2
2004–05 Real Madrid ACB 39 18.6 .518 .213 .581 5.3 .4 1.1 .4 6.3
2005–06 32 23.9 .534 .355 .719 5.3 .9 .8 .4 8.5
2006–07 47 24.3 .562 .331 .826 6.0 1.2 1.2 .7 9.5
2007–08 36 21.7 .680 .324 .762 5.4 1.0 .8 .7 9.4
2008–09 35 20.7 .578 .330 .681 4.5 1.1 1.3 .5 8.1
2009–10 7 12.3 .308 .250 1.000 2.6 .9 .4 .1 1.9
Bilbao Basket 18 23.6 .620 .191 .806 5.1 2.2 1.4 .9 7.8
2010–11 39 21.6 .543 .233 .636 5.3 1.5 1.0 .2 6.7
2011–12 30 17.4 .455 .278 .578 3.3 1.0 .5 .2 4.7
2012–13 36 24.2 .541 .362 .804 4.4 1.7 .9 .3 7.9
2013–14 28 22.6 .554 .342 .776 6.1 1.3 1.0 .2 7.2
2014–15 30 25.3 .505 .414 .762 5.2 1.3 1.0 .1 7.7

AchievementsEdit

Real Madrid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Axel Marie Gustave HERVELLE (BEL).
  2. ^ "Ex-Belgian Lion Axel Hervelle keert terug naar België". sporza.be (in Dutch). 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Axel Hervelle s'engage avec le Spirou Basket !". proximusspirou.be (in French). 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  4. ^ Chron.com Rockets trade guard White to Denver.
  5. ^ "GREECE TOO MUCH FOR BELGIUM". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  6. ^ Axel Marie Gustave HERVELLE (BEL).

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