Alongside James Ennis, Jermaine Beal formed the NBL’s most potent import combination. He played all 33 games, averaging 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He stepped up in the NBL Finals, and won the Larry Sengstock Medal as Grand Final MVP. The Championship player was named in the All-NBL Second Team.
Beal played at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, before starting his professional career in the NBA D-League. In his senior year at Vanderbilt, Beal averaged 14.6 points per game with a solid shooting percentage of 44. He picked up 3.1 assists per game, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals, while damaging opponents from beyond the arc, shooting at just under 40 per cent. He has spent time playing overseas in Poland in 2011, Belgium in 2012 and most recently Brazil where he played for Minas in the 2012/13 season. In the recent Novo Basquete Brasil (Brazilian basketball league) season, Beal averaged 12.4 points while shooting at an impressive 47.3 per cent from the field. He also averaged more than 40 per cent from the perimeter, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks.