June 4, 1965 |
Freehold, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||201 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Freehold (Freehold, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1995–1996||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,283 (6.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,911 (4.0 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Following a college career at Temple University, Perry was selected seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. Through eight NBA seasons, he averaged 6.8 points and 4 rebounds per game. Charles Barkley claims in Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley that the Suns had to trade Perry to Philadelphia in 1992 because he was #34, Barkley's number. Perry appeared in three NBA Slam Dunk Contests, finishing 5th in 1989, 7th in 1993, and 5th in 1995.
Perry later became an assistant coach for Holy Family University, Pennsylvania of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division II. In 2011, he received a degree in liberal studies from Neumann University.
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