Walter Berry (basketball)

Walter Berry (born May 14, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. After spending three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he had a very successful career in various leagues around Europe and the EuroLeague. Berry played the power forward position and was known for his very effective left-hand sky hook. Out of New York, Berry was originally nicknamed "The Truth."

Walter Berry
Personal information
BornMay 14, 1964 (age 55)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolBenjamin Franklin
(New York City, New York)
NBA draft1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1986–2002
PositionPower forward
Number21, 6
Career history
1986Portland Trail Blazers
19861988San Antonio Spurs
1988New Jersey Nets
1988Houston Rockets
1989–1990Basket Napoli
1990–1991Atlético Madrid Villalba
1992Basket Napoli
1997–1998Polti Cantù
1999–2000Union Olimpija
2000–2001Aurora Basket Jesi
2001–2002Panteras de Miranda
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Stats at

College career

St. John's retired numbers 21,21,21, and 24
Berry's retired St. John's # 21 jersey.

Berry played college basketball for his hometown college, St. John's University, with the then called St. John's Redmen. At St. John's he won the John Wooden Award, the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year award, plus the USBWA College Player of the Year award in 1986, after averaging 23 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. Berry, nicknamed, "The Truth", was also the second leading scorer on St. John's 1985 Final Four team.

Professional career


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, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kevin Duckworth. He spent three seasons in the NBA, from 1986 to 1989, with the Trail Blazers, 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.[1] He was released by the New Jersey Nets, after failure to conform to team policy.[2] He holds NBA career averages of 14.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.


In 1989, Berry went to Italy, where he played for Italian LBA League club Paini Napoli. After that, he spent much of his career playing in Greece, in the Greek Basket 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.

Later career

Berry would continue to play basketball for Jayson Williams' NBA Charity Team. He joined Jayson Williams at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where Williams' NBA charity team played exhibition games.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

1986–87 Portland 7 0 2.7 .750 1.000 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.9
1986–87 San Antonio 56 45 28.0 .529 .000 .648 5.4 1.9 0.6 0.7 17.6
1987–88 San Antonio 73 56 26.3 .563 .600 5.4 1.5 0.8 0.9 17.4
1988–89 New Jersey 29 17 19.2 .468 .683 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 8.9
1988–89 Houston 40 14 20.0 .541 .500 .713 3.8 1.4 0.5 0.9 8.8
Career 205 132 23.7 .539 .200 .638 4.7 1.4 0.6 0.7 14.1


1988 San Antonio 3 0 31.3 .540 .000 .800 7.0 2.0 1.7 0.7 22.0
1989 Houston 4 0 14.3 .500 .875 2.3 1.3 0.5 0.3 8.3
Career 7 0 21.6 .526 .000 .826 4.3 1.6 1.0 0.4 14.1


  1. ^ Unhappy Berry Is Waived By nets..
  2. ^ Unhappy Berry Is Waived By nets.

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Berry (surname)

Berry is an English and a French surname.

Berry surname in jewish history:

When King Edward I of England expelled the Jews from England. They emigrated to countries such as Poland which protected them by law. A small English community persisted in hiding despite the expulsion.

In 1656, Oliver Cromwell made it clear that the ban on Jewish settlement in England and Wales would no longer be enforced, although when Rabbi Manasseh Ben Israel brought a petition to allow Jews to return, the majority of the Protectorate Government turned it down. Gradually Jews eased back into England, first visiting for trade, then staying longer periods, and finally bringing their families.

Jews in places like Poland and England (apart from a handful of ultra-Orthodox isolationists in places like Stamford Hill) generally embraced their integration into wider English culture. And unlike their American counterparts, British Jews anglicised their names and their customs, starting youth movements like the Jewish Lads Brigade in emulation of the British Scouts

Some of the first british jewish families that arrived to USA, had "berry" as surname and the origins comes from Polish (eastern Ashkenazic) "Jagoda" is the Russian for "berry"(anglicised. As a Jewish family name, it is one of the Slavic variants of the Hebrew biblical male proper name Yehuda (in English, Judah)

Some other jewish variants of "Berry" surname are Perry, Berryman, Barry, etc.

Notable people with the surname include:

Albert Berry (disambiguation), several people

Alexander Berry (1781–1873), Scottish surgeon, merchant and explorer after whom the Australian town is named

Amanda Berry (born 1986), among the 2013 Cleveland, Ohio, missing trio of women

Sir Anthony Berry (1925–1984), British politician

Arthur Berry, several people

Bertrand Berry, American NFL football player

Bill Berry (born 1958), former drummer for the band R.E.M.

Bill Berry (trumpeter) (1930–2002), American jazz trumpeter

Bob Berry (cricketer) (1926–2006), English cricketer

Bob Berry (dendrologist), founder of Hackfalls arboretum, Tiniroto New Zealand

Bruce Berry (1950–1973), American roadie, subject of the title song from Neil Young's 1975 album Tonight's the Night

D. Bruce Berry (1924-1998), comic book artist

Chuck Berry (1926–2017), American musician and songwriter

Cicely Berry (1926–2018), British theatre director and vocal coach

Clarence Berry (1867–1930), American miner and oilman

Danielle Bunten Berry (1949–1998), computer game designer

David Berry (disambiguation), several people

Dennis Berry (director) (born 1944), American film director, actor and screenwriter

Edward Berry (1768–1831), Rear Admiral, Royal Navy

Edward Wilber Berry (1875–1945), American paleontologist and botanist

Edwin S. Berry (1845–1934), surveyor and explorer in the Northern Territory of Australia

Eric Berry American football player; Kansas City Chiefs strong safety

Eric Berry (actor) (1913–1993), British stage and film actor

Erick Berry (1892–1974), American writer, illustrator and editor

Evan Berry (born 1995), American football player

Frederick Berry (1949-2018), American politician

Fred Berry (1951–2003), U.S. actor

George Packer Berry (1898–1986), American medical educator

Gérard Berry, computer scientist

Graham Berry (1822–1904), Australian politician

Halle Berry (born 1966), U.S. actress

Jake Berry (born 1978), British politician

James Berry (disambiguation), several people

Jan Berry (1941–2004), American singer, musician, songwriter and record producer, one half of the duo Jan and Dean

Jarrod Berry (born 1998), Australian rules footballer

Joe Berry (second baseman) (1894–1976), Major League baseball player

Joe Berry (pitcher) (1904–1958), Major League baseball player

John Berry (disambiguation), several people

Joseph Flintoft Berry (1856–1931), Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Judith Berry (born 1961), Canadian painter

Keith Berry (musician) (born 1973), London-based musician and composer

Keith Berry (fighter) (born 1987), American mixed martial artist

Ken Berry (1933–2018), American actor, dancer and singer

Ken Berry (baseball) (born 1941), Major League baseball outfielder

Kevin Berry (1945–2006), Australian swimmer

Chu Berry (1908–1941), American jazz saxophonist

Lillian Gay Berry (1872-1962), first female professor at Indiana University

Marcellus Flemming Berry, inventor of the American Express Traveler's cheque

Martha Berry, founder of Berry College

Mary Berry (disambiguation), several people

Matt Berry, British actor, musician and writer

Matthew Berry (born 1969), American writer and fantasy sports analyst

Michael Berry (disambiguation), several people

Montgomery P. Berry, American government official

Orville F. Berry (1852–1921), American lawyer, business,and politician

Paula Berry (born 1969), American javelin thrower

Randy W. Berry (born 1965), American diplomat.

R. J. Berry (Robert James "Sam" Berry), British geneticist and Christian theorist

R. Stephen Berry (born 1931), Professor of physical chemistry

Randall Berry, American engineer

Richard Berry (disambiguation), several people

Robert Marion Berry, American politician

Rod Berry (1948–2013), American politician and lawyer

Ron Berry (1920–1997), Welsh writer

Samuel Stillman Berry (1887–1984), U.S. zoologist

Scott Berry, American college baseball coach

Sean Berry, former baseball player

Siân Berry, English politician

Sidney Bryan Berry (1926–2013), United States Army general

Thomas Berry, Catholic priest, historian, and self-described "earth scholar"

Tom Berry, Governor of South Dakota, U.S.

Tom Berry (1890–1943), English boxer of the 1910s, '20s and '30s

Tyrone Berry, English footballer

Walter Berry (basketball), U.S. basketball player

Walter Berry (bass-baritone) (1929–2000), Austrian opera singer

Wendell Berry, writer and poet

William Berry (disambiguation), several people


P.A.O.K. (Greek: Π.Α.Ο.Κ., Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών, Panthessalonikeios Athlitikós Ómilos Constantinopoliton, Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans), known in European competitions as A.C. PAOK (Α.Σ. Π.Α.Ο.Κ.), is a major multi-sports club in Thessaloniki, Greece. The club is home to several teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, handball, water polo, swimming, wrestling, ice hockey, and weightlifting. PAOK was founded in 1926. Because of its crest, it is also known as the "Two-Headed Eagle of the North", in contrast with AEK, the "Two-Headed Eagle of the South". They are one of the most popular Greek clubs with millions of fans all over Greece (mostly, but not exclusively, in Northern Greece), and also among the Greek diaspora.

Walter Berry

Walter Berry may refer to:

Walter Berry (bass-baritone), Austrian opera singer

Walter Berry (basketball), former professional basketball player

Walter Van Rensselaer Berry, lawyer, diplomat, friend of writers

Walter Berry (politician), speaker of the legislative assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1780-1784

Walter Berry – awards and honors

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