Beaubois' hard work leads to progress

Rookie guard earning coaching staff's confidence with athleticism, attitude

Updated: February 8, 2010, 1:05 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- An assistant coach politely interrupted a recent interview with Rodrigue Beaubois to remind the rookie that he had a post-practice session scheduled.

This wasn't typical extra work for Beaubois, though. The Dallas Mavericks' in-house camera crew wanted to shoot video of what might be described as the 21-year-old guard's Guadeloupean Globetrotter routine, a mix of ballhandling tricks picked up on soccer fields and basketball courts.

That video will soon crack ...

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