Friday, June 21, 2024

Promitheas Signed Darius Perry

Promitheas has made its first move to strengthen the roster for the upcoming season by signing 25-year-old American point guard Darius Perry. Perry, who spent the last two years playing in the Hungarian and German leagues, is set to bolster the team's backcourt.

Promitheas Announcement:

"Promitheas Patras is pleased to announce its first signing for the 2024-25 season, Darius Perry, who comes to strengthen our team's perimeter.

Darius James Perry, born on March 13, 1999, in the United States, stands at 188 cm and plays as a Point Guard. He began his career in the NCAA with the Louisville Cardinals, where he played for three years. He then transferred to the UCF Knights, where he remained for two years before deciding to move across the Atlantic to Europe.

In his 'rookie' season on European courts, Perry played for Nyiregyhaza in Hungary and impressed with his versatile contributions, finishing the season with 22.2 points, 4.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. His excellent performance in the Hungarian league earned him a move to a higher-level competition, the German Bundesliga, with Wurzburg Baskets. There, he continued to perform well, averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

We welcome Darius Perry to our basketball family and wish him to fulfill all his personal ambitions while leading Promitheas to success."

Darius Perry's High School and College Career

Perry played high school basketball for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and Wheeler High School in Georgia, helping his team capture the Class 6A state title. He committed to Louisville for college, where he played three seasons, averaging 4.0 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game as a freshman, 5.4 points and 1.5 assists as a sophomore, and 5.2 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in his junior season. Perry then transferred to UCF, where he had a standout senior season, averaging 14.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. In his fifth year, he continued to perform well, averaging 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

Darius Perry's Professional Career:

Perry's time in Hungary was marked by his impressive scoring ability, as he averaged 22.2 points per game, showcasing his offensive prowess. His shooting accuracy was notable with a field goal percentage of 42.8% and a free throw percentage of 78.9%. He also demonstrated versatility on the court with averages of 4.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, indicating his capability to contribute in multiple facets of the game.

In Germany, Perry continued to display his scoring ability, averaging 10.1 points per game while maintaining a respectable shooting percentage of 39.9% from the field and 81.3% from the free throw line. He also contributed 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, showing his well-rounded skill set. His performance helped Würzburg Baskets achieve a 24-10 record, underlining his impact on the team's success.

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