Elliot Perry

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Elliot Perry
Personal information
Born (1969-03-28) March 28, 1969 (age 49)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High schoolTreadwell (Memphis, Tennessee)
CollegeMemphis (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1991–2002
PositionPoint guard
Number34, 21, 2, 5, 1
Career history
1991Los Angeles Clippers
1991–1992Charlotte Hornets
1992La Crosse Catbirds
1992–1993Rochester Renegade
1993–1994Grand Rapids Hoops
19941996Phoenix Suns
19961999Milwaukee Bucks
19992000New Jersey Nets
2000Orlando Magic
2000–2001Phoenix Suns
2002Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,449 (6.3 ppg)
Assists1,699 (3.1 rpg)
Steals574 (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 member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

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

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