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Elliot Perry
Point guard
Born March 28, 1969 (1969-03-28) (age 40)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
College Memphis State
Draft 2nd round, 37th overall, 1991
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1991–2002
Former teams Los Angeles Clippers (1991)
Charlotte Hornets (1991-1992)
Phoenix Suns (1994-1996)
Milwaukee Bucks (1996-1998)
New Jersey Nets (1999)
Orlando Magic (2000)
Phoenix Suns (2000-2001)
Memphis Grizzlies (2002)

Elliot Lamonte Perry (born March 28, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA.

The 6'0" (1.83 m) point guard from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), was selected with the tenth pick of the second round (37th overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1991 NBA Draft. He played ten games in 1991-92 for the Clippers before being waived and subsequently signed for the rest of the season by the Charlotte Hornets. He then moved on to Continental Basketball Association for two years before returning to the NBA, most notably with the Phoenix Suns where in 1994-95 he was voted runner-up as the NBA's Most Improved Player.

He rounded out his NBA career in 2002 with his hometown Memphis Grizzlies for whom he played just two games.

Perry is also known as "Socks" because of the high long socks he wore during his NBA career. A quick and slashing player in college, his ability to alter his shot in mid-air to draw a foul from his defender made him very dangerous to defend. Lack of quality supporting players forced Perry to carry the U of M team on his skill. During his senior year Anfernee Hardaway had been scheduled to be his teammate, but Hardaway's academic qualifying woes ensured he was red-shirted, and these two never were able to team up.

After Basketball

Perry and fellow former NBA player and Memphis State alumn Hank McDowell were announced as the radio broadcast team's color commentators for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2006-07 NBA season.[1] Today, Perry lives in Germantown, TN (A suburb right out of Memphis). He and his wife have a one year-old baby together. He still loves to play basketball with former players and kids in his neighborhood, and is active as a mentor with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis.

He is a minority share owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. [1]

Notes

  1. ^ Former Tigers Elliot Perry and Hank McDowell to Join Memphis Grizzlies Radio Broadcasts

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