USF Men's Basketball BIO
Chris Perry
Player Profile:
Chris Perry 1753249
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 266
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bartow, Fla.
High School: Bartow Senior HS


2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Started in 18 of the 19 games played… Missed the final 12 games of the season due to a health issue… Averaged 10.8 points… Led the team with 7.1 rebounds per game… Ranked third on the team with 24 blocked shots including a high of four against Georgia Southern (12/15)… Recorded three double-doubles on the season… Tied a career high with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Jackson State (11/16)… Had 15 points and a career-best 12 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern (12/15)… Tied a career high with 21 points and 11 rebounds against Bowling Green (12/28)… Led the team in points (21), rebounds (11), blocks (2) and steals (2) against Bowling Green (12/28). It was the first time a USF player led the team in those four categories since 2006… Scored the game-winning layup with 7.8 seconds remaining in a 71-70 win vs. Hofstra (11/25)… Was named to the conference honor roll one time on Nov. 17… Member of the Preseason American Athletic Conference Second Team.

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

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