|Intro||American basketball player|
|Is||Athlete Basketball player|
|From||United States of America Georgia|
|Birth||26 November 1996, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA|
Malik JonMikal Beasley (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Saint Francis School in Alpharetta, Georgia, and played one season of college basketball for the Florida State Seminoles. Beasley was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. After three and a half seasons with the Nuggets he was traded to the Timberwolves.
High school career
Beasley attended Saint Francis School. As a senior, he averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.6 blocks, earning the Class 1A Player of the Year of the state of Georgia and an All-State Class A First Team. He attended school with Kobi Simmons, Kaiser Gates, and Jacob Davis (BSC football player).
Regarded as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Beasley committed to Florida State over offers from UConn, UCLA, Wake Forest, Oregon and more.
As a freshman at Florida State in 2015–16, Beasley averaged 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 29.8 minutes per game over 34 games. He was subsequently named to the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-freshman team, and ranked eighth in the conference in free throw percentage (.813) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.471).
On March 21, 2016, Beasley declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Denver Nuggets (2016–2020)
Following the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Beasley had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right leg. Because of this, he did not participate in pre-draft workouts. Despite having medical concerns entering the 2016 NBA draft, Beasley was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. On August 9, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets. Beasley appeared in just two of the Nuggets' first seven games of the season, and managed under eight minutes of action and failed to score in those two games. He had a breakthrough game on November 10, scoring 12 points in 15 minutes off the bench in a 125–101 loss to the Golden State Warriors. During his rookie season, Beasley has had multiple assignments with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule. On February 1, 2019, Beasley had a career-high 35 points in a win over the Houston Rockets.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2020–present)
On February 5, 2020, Beasley was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a four-team, 12-player trade.
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Beasley is the son of Michael and Deena Beasley. His father played professional basketball in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. His grandfather John Beasley is a motion picture and television actor who played the role of Notre Dame football Coach Warren, welcoming new walk-on players to fall practice, in the movie classic Rudy. On March 26th, 2019, Malik and his girlfriend Montana Yao welcomed their first child, Makai Joseph Beasley.