Darius Perry will not be spending his final year at Louisville. The 6’2 G has entered the transfer portal and will look to find a new home where he can likely see increased minutes and possibly start.
Source: Louisville G Darius Perry just entered the transfer portal. Averaged 5.2 PPG, started 26 games for the Cards this year.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) March 17, 2020
Perry was known as a dogged defender in his 3 years in the red and black. He was arguably the best on-ball defender on the team. Streaky offensively, there were times he could light it up from three and get to the basket at will. Maybe Perry’s greatest attribute besides his defense was the kind of teammate he was. No matter if he started or was coming off the bench, Perry always was a joy to watch as he encouraged his teammates and celebrated their triumphs as if they were his own.
Perry will be a loss because he would’ve provided senior leadership and a defensive specialist. It’s not easy to replace a player that spent 3 years as an integral part of the Cardinal Basketball family. Regardless, we here at CSZ and I’m sure all of you in the Cardinal family are wishing Darius Perry the best as he moves on to his next chapter.
Here is a message from the man himself below:
I just want to thank the city of Louisville for everything. Greatest fans ever and some of the greatest people ever. Love everybody and I’m going to miss it there. I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal and open up my recruiting I wish Louisville the best ❤️❤️— Darius Perry (@dariusperry) March 17, 2020
Here is the press release from UofL about Perry entering the transfer portal below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Guard Darius Perry Will Transfer for his Final Season
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville guard Darius Perry will transfer to another school to play his final collegiate basketball season.
“We appreciate Darius’ contributions to the Louisville basketball program his first three years,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “We wish him the best for his final year of college basketball as he will graduate in May.”
“I love Louisville and regardless of where I go, I’ll forever be a Card,” said Perry. “I wish everyone repping Louisville the best.”
A 6-2 junior from Marietta, Ga., Perry averaged 5.2 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds as a junior. He connected on 38.9 percent of his three-point goals, including 40.8 percent in ACC games this season (20-of-49). A starter in 26 games this season, he totaled 482 points and 183 assists in his three seasons.
He was honored on the 2020 All-ACC Academic Team, his third straight year to receive the recognition. He scored a career-high 19 points against Clemson on Jan. 25 and produced his only career double-double with 10 points, 12 assists and five rebounds against Youngstown State on Nov. 10.