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23 Chris Perry


Was committed to the weight room and a proper diet over the summer to lose 24 pounds (266-242) from last season… Named one of five “Breakout Sophomores” in the nation this season by’s Luke Winn… Hometown of Bartow is 40 miles from USF… Roommates with Corey Allen Jr., Troy Holston and Bo Zeigler… Nicknamed Skippy Walnuts after a rival video gamer’s alias, teammates often call him Skip… Changed his number from 23 last season, to 1… Wears a size 17 shoe… Says the best thing about USF is “it’s close to home”… Says the success of this season depends on “leadership”

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Started 10 times, played in all 32 games ... Member of the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team ... Was a five-time American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week ... Was named Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (12/10) after consecutive double-doubles; 14 pts, 11 rebs at George Mason (12/4/13) and 14 pts, 14 rebs vs. Alabama (12/7/13) ... Ranked second in the confernce among freshmen in rebounding at 5.3 per game ... Ranked second in the conference in scoring among freshmen at 8.9 per game ... Scored the most points by a freshman in a season opener (14) since Solomon Bozeman scored 23 on 11/13/06 ... Moved from a starter to a freshman because he felt more comfortable off the bench ... Recorded at least 10 points 18 times including a season high 18 points against SMU (1/28/14) ... Recorded at least five rebounds 18 times and 10 rebounds twice including a season high 14 against Alabama (12/7/13) ... Had four blocked shots vs. Bethune-Cookman (11/12/13)

PRIOR TO USF: Attended Bartow High School in Bartow, Fla… The 96th player on ESPN’s top 100 was rated the No. 23 power forward nationally, but Perry has the ability to also play center. Also recruited by UCF, Miami and Temple, Perry averaged 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior and helped lead Bartow to a 27-4 record and a spot in the Class 7A state semifinals, where they lost to Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. As a junior, Perry averaged 13.3 points and 11.5 rebounds as a junior at Bartow. As a freshman, he was on the junior varsity when Bartow won the Class 5A state title in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1994… Son of Roland and Delphinn Stephens… Majoring in physical education

Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 266
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bartow, Fla.
High School: Bartow Senior HS
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