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Davion Berry - SG, 6'4, 185
Free agent - Last played with Walter Tigers Tubingen (Germany, 2017)
       Date of birth: 11/01/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Weber State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
25th July, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Torino.
3rd March, 2015 Italy Left Torino.
3rd March, 2015 D-League Acquired by Maine Red Claws.
28th October, 2015 South Korea Signed for the remainder of the season with LG Sakers.
9th November, 2015 South Korea Released by LG Sakers.
15th November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Maine Red Claws.
4th March, 2016 D-League Traded by Maine Red Claws to Raptors 905 in exchange for the returning player rights to Abdul Gaddy and a 2017 third round pick.
1st August, 2016 Greece Signed a one year contract with Kolossos Rhodes.
17th October, 2016 Greece Released by Kolossos Rhodes.
9th November, 2016 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with Walter Tigers Tubingen.
When: Where:
2009 - 2011 Cal State-Monterrey (NCAA, Division 2)
2011 - 2014 Weber State (NCAA)
July 2014 Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)
July 2014 - March 2015 Torino (Italy, A2 Gold)
March 2015 - June 2015 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
July 2015 D-League Select (Summer League)
October 2015 - November 2015 LG Sakers (South Korea)
November 2015 - March 2016 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
March 2016 - June 2016 Raptors 905 (D-League)
July 2016 Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
August 2016 - October 2016 Kolossos (Greece)
November 2016 - June 2017 Walter Tigers Tubingen (Germany)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

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Davion Berry, Weber State, Senior, 6'4 185lbs

2013/14 stats: 33.2 mpg, 19.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.3 fpg, 2.8 TOpg, 46.4% FG, 38.9% 3PT, 82.3% FT

Berry did it all for Weber State, and got them to last year's NCAA tournament. It certainly wasn't a single handed effort, and no self-respecting Kyle Tresnak fan could ever let that be said, yet when it came to half-court offense and end-game situations, Berry was the Wildcats's primary if not only option.

One of the downsides to doing this much is a tendency to trying to do too much. Berry is guilty of this, getting out of control at times and taking some shots he shouldn't, specifically being prone to forcing jump shots, especially fallaways. Berry can of course hit these shots - indeed, he can hit pretty much any shot, and hits tough ones enough to bail the team out when they needed it. Not all of the poor attempts can be excused in this way, however.

Nonetheless, he is the main scorer for a reason. Berry's 19.2 points per game come remarkably efficiently on only 11.3 shots per game, with more than eight free throw attempts per contest mixed in alongside. He does this while being slightly undersized and not hugely explosive, thereby reaffirming the quality of his offensive game. Efficient from everywhere, Berry uses his decent but not great athleticism to run the court, and has decent strength to take contact and finish. He may be somewhat small and not hugely explosive, but he is always attacking, and can shoot well off the dribble. This is the positive part of his slightly dubious shot selection, and Berry routinely finds open lanes without needing too much of a herky-jerky gait to create them. Berry runs the pick-and-roll, albeit rarely hitting the role man and instead preferring to score, and is particularly effective in transition.

But the drawback in Berry's offensive game is the decision making, and not just in the shot selection. Berry jumps to pass far too often, and has a knack for finding trouble. Rather than the old adage 'taking what the defense gives him', Berry tries to finish what he was doing anyway, even if bumped off a drive, rather than reset or kick out. Berry is a decent passer off the dribble, especially to the bigs around the basket, but tends to premeditate the action rather than read and react, leading to high turnovers.

To his credit, Berry is a decent defensive player, albeit one between positions. Using timely hands and good effort level, Berry will chase around off the ball, and although he gets hung up on screens, he pursues the ball and continues to compete. In the right spot, he can be a Courtney Lee type of player, a flexible and multi-skilled piece to plug in from the bench and contribute a bit of everything. But Courtney Lee defined his game by becoming a much better shooter, especially from mid-range. Not one thing Berry does could be considered NBA calibre at this stage.

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