Found July 12, 2012 on The Windy Apple:

patbev Patrick Beverley, The Derrick Rose Of Euroleague, Practicing With BullsWith the Summer League roster set, the Bulls are holding a mini-camp in preparation for their first game in Las Vegas on July 17.  Someone not on the roster, but being considered by Chicago for a backup guard spot according to Yahoo! Sports is Patrick Beverley, 24, who is widely considered overseas, “The Derrick Rose of Euroleague” for his quick first step and acrobatic finishes.  Beverley will participate in the camp this week.  

The Chicago native was drafted 42nd by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and then traded to the Miami Heat but decided to play in Europe.  Since 2008 he has played overseas, most recently for Russia’s Spartak St. Petersburg, where he earned 2012 All-Eurocup First Team and 2012 Eurocup MVP.  He averaged 13.3 points, 3.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.9 steals in 16 Eurocup games.  He’s admired for his quick first step with the ability to finish in traffic, long defensive stature despite his 6’1 height, and his signature floater.  His ability to create his own shot and be a defensive stopper would be of great value to the Bulls should they decide to give him an offer.

I know, I know all you want to see is how this kid has earned the right to be compared to DRose oversea’s – so here you go, definitely check out these Pat Beverley highlights:



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