Gerald Beverly is entering the most important summer of his pro career.
"I've been trying to fight for two years to get in this," Beverly said. "My first year out of college I cam close but no cigar. Last year I was injured so it was tough but this year to finally get that opportunity after playing in the D-League is actually pretty great."
The center, who signed to play overseas after graduating from Daemen in 2015, will suit up for the Cavs during the NBA's Summer League.
This past year in the D-League the Rochester native averaged 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game with the Canton Charger, the minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"It's great," he said of playing with the Charge. "My first year in the D-League I didn't know what to expect. I wasn't sure if I was going to get time or be good enough, but when Canton called and gave me the opportunity they did, we just stuck like glue and they loved the way I played. I definitely feel like I got better throughout the whole year, which is the point of the D-League.
Now that Canton has pushed to get me this, this summer, they also want me back next year. I'm glad I got to do it."