Axel Hervelle (Belgium)

Axel Hervelle

Nationality: BEL
Born : 12.05.1983
Place of birth: Liège (BEL)
Height: 2.04m
Position: PF


Belgium
Axel Hervelle - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Bilbao Basket (Spain-ACB)
Career: Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium-BLB, 2000-04); Real Madrid (Spain-ACB, 2004-09); Bilbao (Spain-ACB, 2009-13)

Raised in the town of Comblain-au-Pont, his professional debut came with Verviers-Pepinster, who he led to their first-ever Belgian championship final in 2003, after coming through the club's junior system. He was intimately involved in efforts to save Pepinster from extinction in 2012. Axel won Belgium's Sportsman of the Year (Mérite Sportif) in 2005, having helped Real Madrid to the Spanish title before being chosen with the 52nd overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2005 NBA Draft, the first Belgian ever to be selected. He was part of the Real team which was ACB champion in 2007, as well as lifting the ULEB Cup after the final in Charleroi. In 2009, his NBA Draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets. He originally joined Bilbao on loan in 2010 before making the move permanent, playing a major role in Bilbao's run to the last eight of the Euroleague - their best-ever result. Hervelle helped Belgium into a EuroBasket for the first time in 17 years in 2010, having represented his country at Under-16, U18 and U20 levels. However he was injured on the eve of EuroBasket 2011 and also missed the 2012 qualifying campaign due to a knee problem.
He has an official website at www.axelhervelle.be. On Twitter @AxelHervelle.

CategorySeason highCareer high
Points2403.09.2006 vs. Russia33 - EuroBasket 2009
08.08.2009 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
Total Rebounds1608.08.2007 vs. Ukraine16 - 2 times
Assists42 times4 - 4 times
Steals418.08.2007 vs. Ukraine5 - European Championship for Cadets 1999
14.08.1998 vs Switzerland
Blocked Shots22 times2 - 2 times
Minutes3931.08.2006 vs. Czech Republic48 - EuroBasket 2005
18.09.2004 vs Hungary
Field Goals Made83 times13 - EuroBasket 2009
08.08.2009 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
Field Goals Attempted1911.08.2007 vs. Denmark19 - EuroBasket 2007
11.08.2007 vs Denmark
2 Pts Field Goals Made718.08.2007 vs. Ukraine8 - EuroBasket 2009
08.08.2009 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1118.08.2007 vs. Ukraine12 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Made33 times5 - EuroBasket 2009
08.08.2009 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted112 times11 - 2 times
Free Throws Made722.08.2007 vs. Denmark7 - 3 times
Free Throws Attempted82 times9 - European Championship for Young Men 2002
11.07.2001 vs Israel
Offensive Rebounds53 times9 - EuroBasket 2005
18.09.2004 vs Hungary
Defensive Rebounds1208.08.2007 vs. Ukraine12 - 2 times

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