Ricky Berry

Small forward, Basketball Player

1964 – 1989

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Who was Ricky Berry?

Ricky Alan Berry was an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings.

Ricky Berry was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1964, when his father Bill Berry was a student-athlete at Michigan State University. The Berry family moved to the Sacramento, California area in 1966 when Bill Berry became head coach at a local high school and later Consumnes River Junior College. Ricky Berry attended Live Oak High School of Morgan Hill, California when his father became head men's basketball coach at San Jose State in 1979.

Berry was 6'8" and played small forward. After graduating from high school, Berry played for Oregon State in the 1983–84 and transferred to San Jose State in 1984 to play under his father Bill Berry. After sitting out one year per transfer rules, Berry played for the San Jose State Spartans from 1985 to 1988. Ricky Berry was selected 18th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Kings and had a solid rookie season, averaging 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists while shooting 40.6% from three-point range.

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Born
Oct 6, 1964
Lansing
Also known as
  • 里基·贝里
  • Берри, Рики
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Oregon State University
  • San Jose State University
Lived in
  • Lansing
Died
Aug 14, 1989
Fair Oaks

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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