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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Walter Berry

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Berry was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. However, he did not want to play for the Blazers and soon after being drafted was traded to the Spurs in exchange for Kevin Duckworth. He spent three seasons in the NBA, from 1986 to 1989 with the Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, and Houston Rockets. However, he did not get along with some of his coaches including Larry Brown while with the San Antonio Spurs. He was released by the New Jersey Nets after failure to conform to team policy. Berry played the power forward position and was known for his very effective left-hand sky hook. He holds NBA career averages of 14.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

In 1989 Walter went to Italy where he played for Paini Napoli. After that he spent much of his career playing in the Greek A1 League and the Euroleague, where he forged a reputation as one of the most savvy scorers, with a wide variety of shots and ways of scoring.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Walter Berry.

Career history
1986 Portland Trail Blazers
19861988 San Antonio Spurs
1988 New Jersey Nets
1988 Houston Rockets
1989–1990 Paini Napoli (Italy)
1990–1991 Atlético de Madrid Villalba (Spain)
1991 Aris (Greece)
1992 Napoli (Italy)
1992–1993 Olympiacos (Greece)
1993–1994 PAOK (Greece)
1994–1995 Iraklis (Greece)
1995–1996 Olympiacos (Greece)
1996–1997 Aris (Greece)
1997–1998 Polti Cantù (Italy)
1998–1999 PAOK (Greece)
1999 Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2000 Makedonikos (Greece)
2000–2001 Aurora Basket Jesi (Italy)
2001–2002 Panteras de Miranda (Venezuela)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,882
Rebounds 971
Assists 292

 

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