Joel Berry profile
RCSI: 22 (2014)
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Position: PG
High School: Lake Highland Preparatory School (Florida)
Hometown: Apopka, FL
College: North Carolina
Current Team: Besiktas
Win - Loss: 19 - 7
Joel Berry vs N.C. State - Matchup Video


Joel Berry vs N.C. State - Matchup Video

Julian Applebome
Julian Applebome
Jan 12, 2017, 01:48 pm
Julian Applebome takes a closer look at Joel Berry's 19 point, 5 rebound, 5 assist, 2 steal performance in just 23 minutes, against highly regarded point guard prospect Dennis Smith. Berry shot an efficient 6-10 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line.

Berry, a former McDonald's All-American, has fully embraced his new role as leader and go-to guy for top-10 ranked North Carolina. He played a fairly minor role as a freshman, and then shared point guard duties as a sophomore with senior and eventual second round pick Marcus Paige, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Tournament Championship game.

Now a junior, and with the keys to the offense in his hands, Berry is having a tremendous season, averaging a stellar 21 points, 5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals per-40, shooting 60% for 2, 42% for 3 and 92% from the free throw line.

Questions abound about his just-decent size (6'0 in shoes), length (6'3 wingspan) and athleticism, as well as the fact that he's a year old for his class (turning 22 in April). Berry is doing what he can to answer those with tremendous productivity, a high intensity level defensively, and strong games against all the best point guards he's faced thus far. Continuing to win games is the best thing he can do heading into a tough decision in store for him regarding the 2017 NBA Draft, where he'll find a crowded group of much younger point guards.

Julian Applebome is a video analyst for DraftExpress. Follow him on twitter and check out the DraftExpress Video section. He will be breaking down the NBA draft in digital format all year long for us.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Measurements

Apr 12, 2014, 03:14 pm
Joel Berry
Weight: 185 lbs.
Height (w/ shoes): 6'0"
Wingspan: 6'3.25"
Standing Reach: 7'8”

High School Class of 2014 Scouting Reports, Part One - the Guards

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Aug 31, 2013, 07:03 pm

Jonathan Givony

Recruiting Rankings: 247: #18, ESPN: #14, Scout: #22, Rivals: #26
Committed to North Carolina

-Strong frame
-Possesses good quickness and change of speeds
-Very effective in transition
-Terrific passer. Likes to get others involved and shows good creativity doing so
-Intelligent player with a strong feel for the game
-Capable outside shooter. Can make shots with feet set or off the dribble
-Uses strong frame to advantage. Can post up a bit. Likes to body up opponents to create space to get shot off. Takes hits around the rim

-Undersized. Only measured 6-0 in shoes at the Lebron James Academy
-Lack of size hampers him at times around the basket. Does not possess elite explosiveness. 2-point percentage is not very high
-Settles for long 2-pointers. Could stand to become more efficient offensively
-Doesn't shoot a ton of 3-pointers. Inconsistent from outside at times

Outlook: Very mature point guard who finds a nice balance between passing and scoring. An inch or two undersized and not freakishly athletic enough to be considered a top shelf prospect long-term, but possesses all kinds of intangibles that should endear him to NBA scouts after a few years in college.

High School Class of 2014: Elite Prospect Scouting Reports, Part One

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Sep 27, 2012, 09:46 am
Jonathan Givony

Recruiting Rankings: ESPN: #14, Scout: #17, Rivals: #25, 24/7: #27

-Solid frame. Good athlete
-True point guard
-Great floor presence. Leads the team. Wants to make others better
-Unselfish player. Terrific passer. Has a knack for getting teammates good shots
-Very good ball-handler. Strong first step. Can drive left or right
-Can create for himself and others. Gets to the basket. Can play above the rim at times
-Excellent decision maker. Doesn't hesitate in anything he does
-Has no qualms about playing strong defense. Gets in a low stance. Moves feet. Plays with good effort
-Expression never changes. Great court demeanor

-A little on the small side. Listed by most at 6-0
-Not a consistent outside shooter yet. Mechanics are not great
-Will he be able to finish inside the lane against better defenses in college?
-Needs to improve his floater

Outlook: Impressive young prospect. Pure point guard with seemingly outstanding intangibles. Shows a great knack for making others better already at a young age. Can score and defend a bit too. How much will his size hold him back long-term?


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