Elliot Perry

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Elliot Perry
Personal information
Born (1969-03-28) March 28, 1969 (age 49)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High school Treadwell (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Memphis (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 1991–2002
Position Point guard
Number 34, 21, 2, 5, 1
Career history
1991 Los Angeles Clippers
1991–1992 Charlotte Hornets
1992 La Crosse Catbirds
1992–1993 Rochester Renegade
1993–1994 Grand Rapids Hoops
19941996 Phoenix Suns
19961999 Milwaukee Bucks
19992000 New Jersey Nets
2000 Orlando Magic
2000–2001 Phoenix Suns
2002 Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,449 (6.3 ppg)
Assists 1,699 (3.1 rpg)
Steals 574 (1.0 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elliot Lamonte Perry (born March 28, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player.

The 6'0" (1.83 m) point guard from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), was selected with the tenth pick of the second round (37th overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1991 NBA Draft. He played ten games in 1991-92 for the Clippers before being waived and subsequently signed for the rest of the season by the Charlotte Hornets. He then moved on to Continental Basketball Association for two years before returning to the NBA, most notably with the Phoenix Suns where in 1994-95 he was voted runner-up as the NBA's Most Improved Player.

He rounded out his NBA career in 2002 with his hometown Memphis Grizzlies for whom he played just two games after signing a 10-day contract. He scored 11 points in the 2 games.

Perry is also known as "Socks" because of the high long socks he wore during his college and NBA career. A quick and slashing player in college, his ability to alter his shot in mid-air to draw a foul from his defender made him very dangerous to defend. Lack of quality supporting players forced Perry to carry the U of M team on his skill. During his senior year Anfernee Hardaway had been scheduled to be his teammate, but Hardaway's academic qualifying woes ensured he was red-shirted, and these two never were able to team up.

After basketball[edit]

Perry and fellow former NBA player and Memphis State alumn Hank McDowell became the radio broadcast team's color commentators for the Memphis Grizzlies starting in the 2006-07 NBA season.[1] Today, Perry lives in Germantown, TN, a suburb of Memphis. He and his wife have a child together. He still loves to play basketball with former players and kids in his neighborhood, and is active as a mentor with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis.

He is a minority share owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. [1]


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