Monday, October 8, 2012
Davion Berry Will Be Key For Weber State
No one player is going to replace the production of Damian Lillard for Weber State, or even necessarily come close. Last year, Lillard had one of the best seasons in Big Sky history, and was selected sixth in the NBA draft. Those are huge shoes to fill.
One of the guys that will be tasked with helping to fill that void, especially in the scoring department, is Davion Berry.
Berry was a transfer player, which meant that he sat out all of last season. Last season, those close to the team and those who were able to see them practice were constantly talking about how impressive Berry was, and how he would have a big role and impact this season when he became eligible.
Berry played two seasons ago at Cal State Monterey Bay, a Division II school. In his sophomore year, he was fifth in DII with over 23 PPG, and he scored over 20 points in 18 of 26 games. He also averaged five rebounds per game along with 2.5 assists. He could score from all over, as he shot 40% from downtown and over 80% from the charity stripe. He excelled at getting to the line, as he led the country in free throw attempts.
Here is a good video from his game two years ago where he scored 41 points. He is not an elite athlete, but he can create his own shot, come off screens, hit from anywhere, and has a good release. He should score plenty in his first season in the Big Sky.
Weber State fans, anything I am missing about this guy?
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