Adrian Autry

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Adrian "Red" Christopher Autry [1] (born February 29, 1972) is a retired American basketball player and current assistant coach for Syracuse University [2] men's basketball team. A former point guard for the Orange, Autry played from 1990-1994 and is currently ranked fifth in career assist (631) and sixth in career steals (217).

Coach

After leaving Syracuse, Autry played professionally from 1995-2005 for Besiktas Istanbul, SSV Ulm 1846,[3] Long Island Surf, Sicc BPA Jesi, Paf Bologna,[4][5] Fabriano Basket,[5] Mabo Livorno,[5] Brooklyn Kings, SLUC Nancy Basket,[6] Brandt Hagen, Lokomotiv Novosibirsk,[7] Verviers-Pepinster,[8][9] and Deichman Śląsk Wrocław.[10] Autry also played for the USBL.[11] After a 10-year career, Autry retired in 2005 and returned to the states to begin his career as a coach.

Personal life[edit]

Autry was born in Monroe, NC on February 29, 1972, to Angeter Redfearn and Marvin Chambers. Autry, his mother and his sister moved to Harlem, NY when he was five years old and lived there until he went to college. Autry has two sisters and one brother. Autry is married with four children.

High school[edit]

Autry attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Bronx, New York. Autry was a standout basketball player in high school. He was a three-year starter and earned All-City First Team honors three times. While in high school, his squad won the New York City and New York state championships in 1988, the same year they were named the number one high school program in the nation. Autry was a Parade All-American in 1989 and 1990, named to the first-team All-New York City in 1988, 1989 and 1990, and was a 1990 McDonald's All-American. Autry also played in the Dapper Dan Roundball [12] Classic and the 1990 U.S. Olympic Festival. Autry was teammates with Malik Sealy and current Monmouth College assistant men's basketball coach and UNC Tar Heels graduate Brian Reese.[12]

College[edit]

Autry was recruited by Louisville, Kentucky, St. John's, and Pitt. Autry ultimately chose Syracuse University and began in the Fall of 1990. Autry, a four-year starting point guard played under Head Coach Jim Boeheim and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Speech Communications.

1990-1991[edit]

Adrian Autry led the team with 164 assists. His first season, The Orange had a record of 26-6 and won the Big East Regular Season Title. Autry was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.

1991-1992[edit]

In Autry's sophomore season, he led the squad in assists (123) and steals (48) while averaging 11ppg. The team won the BIG EAST Tournament.

1992-1993[edit]

As a Junior, Autry's scoring average jumped to 13.7ppg. He once again led the team in assists (161) and steals (58). Autry was selected to the third-team All-BIG EAST as well as named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team.[13]

1993-1994[edit]

Autry had a great senior year. He was chosen to the first-team All-BIG EAST after averaging 16.7ppg and 6.1 assists. The Orange made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. In that game, Autry set an NCAA school record 31 second-half points in the overtime loss to Missouri.[14][15] Autry ended his college career as one of only three players to lead SU in seasons assists four times, and still ranks fifth in career assists (631), sixth in career steals (217), 17 on the all-time scoring list (1,538) and eighth in career minutes played (4,037).

USA Basketball[edit]

Autry was one of twelve men selected to the 1993 FIBA 22 & Under World Championship Game. The team had a perfect 8-0 record and captured the gold medal in the Young Men World Championship. Autry played alongside Eddie Jones (basketball), Theo Ratliff, Corliss Williamson, Bill Curley and other talented Division I players. The team was coached by Mike Jarvis

Professional career[edit]

After college, Autry pursued a professional basketball career. He was undrafted in the NBA but had several workouts and played on the Summer Team. Autry enjoyed a more lucrative career overseas. Autry spent one year (1995-1996) playing with Besiktas Istanbul. , and then spent three seasons in Germany playing for SSV Ulm 1846.[3] It was here that Autry and his team were the runners-up in the 1998 German Cup. Autry still holds the 1998-1999 records for points (504), assists (116), and steals (65) and was named to the All-German Imports First Team in 1999.

After Germany, Autry headed to Europe where he played with Sicc BPA Jesi (1999-2000), Paf Bologna [4] (2000-2001) where they lost in the Italian Championships to Kinder Bologna, Fabriano Basket (2001), and Mabo Livorno (2002). In 2002, Autry began playing in France for SLUC Nancy Basket at the end of their season. He replaced an injured player. At the beginning of the next season, Autry was re-signed by SLUC Nancy and played there during the (2002-2003) season. During the 2003-2004 season, Autry started out playing for Brandt Hagen. However, the team folded and Autry took his talents to Russia, where he played in Siberia at Lokomotiv Novosibirsk.[7] At the completion of that season, Autry found his next job in Belgium playing for Verviers-Pepinster [8] and ended his career playing in Poland with Deichman Śląsk Wrocław.[10] Autry retired in 2005.

Post-Playing Career[edit]

In 2006, Autry and his family moved to Northern Virginia. In Northern Virginia, Autry began his coaching career as the associate head coach at Bishop Ireton Catholic High School. In the spring of 2007, Autry became involved in the AAU circuit, by becoming the coach of the 14-Under squad with NOVA United.

During the 2007-2008 school year, Autry was named an assistant coach at Paul VI High School. In 2008, Autry switched AAU teams and became an assistant coach for the 17-Under AAU squad Team Takeover.

In the fall of 2008, Autry was hired by Virginia Tech's Head Men's Basketball coach Seth Greenberg [16] as the Director of Basketball Operations. Autry held that position for two years and was then promoted to assistant basketball coach for the Hokies. In the spring of 2010, Autry was on his way to the University of Dayton [2][17] to become the associate head coach under Archie Miller. However, he never made it there. A position with his alma mater Syracuse University[18] became available when Rob Murphy (basketball) was named the head coach at Eastern Michigan University. Autry quickly accepted the position and remains there now.[19][20] Autry currently coaches and develops the forwards position.

Statistics[edit]

Year GP Min FG FGA 3PT FT FTA Rebs Asts PTS Stls Blocks TOs PPG APG RPG
1990-91 31 1030 106 264 26 62 88 79 164 300 62 4 112 9.7 5.3 2.6
1991-92 31 1014 109 207 33 90 128 126 123 341 48 6 102 11 4.0 4.1
1992-93 29 921 140 324 33 83 104 106 161 396 58 5 115 13.7 5.6 3.7
1993-94 30 1072 178 396 47 98 125 145 183 501 49 10 115 16.7 6.1 4.8
TOTALS 121 4037 533 1281 139 333 445 456 631 1538 217 25 431 12.7 5.2 3.8

References[edit]

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  16. ^ Waters, Mike (8 September 2008). "Adrian Autry joins Virginia Tech coaching staff". The Post Standard.
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  19. ^ Waters, Mike (25 April 2011). "Adrian Autry realizes a dream: Returns to his alma mater as Syracuse's newest assistant coach". Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  20. ^ "Autry Officially Named SU Basketball Assistant". Watertown Daily Times. 30 April 2011.