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Will Cherry (born February 8, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the University of Montana, where he was named Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Cherry had a short stint in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers before playing in Lithuania, Germany, Turkey and Croatia.

Will Cherry
No. 10 – Olympiacos
PositionPoint guard
LeagueEuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1991-02-08) February 8, 1991 (age 28)
Oakland, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcClymonds
(Oakland, California)
CollegeMontana (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2014Canton Charge
2014Cleveland Cavaliers
2014–2015Žalgiris Kaunas
2015–2016Alba Berlin
2016–2017Gaziantep
2017–2018Cedevita Zagreb
2018–2019Santa Cruz Warriors
2019–presentOlympiacos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Cherry attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California. As a senior, he averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and a league-leading 4.0 steals per game for the undefeated (33-0) Warriors, going on to be named league and team MVP.[1]

College careerEdit

In 116 career collegiate games for the Montana Grizzlies (104 starts), Cherry averaged 12.8 points on .430 shooting with 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.3 steals in 30.7 minutes per game. He was named first team All-Big Sky Conference three times, was the Big Sky Defensive Player of the year in 2011–12 and 2012–13, and is seventh on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,484 points.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

2013–14 seasonEdit

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Cherry joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[3] On February 13, 2014, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[4]

2014–15 seasonEdit

In July 2014, Cherry joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[5] On August 3, 2014, he signed with the Toronto Raptors.[6] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 25, 2014.[7] On November 2, 2014, Cherry was reacquired by the Canton Charge.[8] Later that day, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[9] On November 30, 2014, he was waived by the Cavaliers after appearing in eight games and averaging 1.9 points and 1 assist per game.[10] On December 7, 2014, Cherry signed with Žalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania for the rest of the season.[11] On June 6, 2015, he helped Žalgiris win their fifth straight LKL championship.[12]

2015–16 seasonEdit

In July 2015, Cherry joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[13] On September 1, 2015, he signed with Alba Berlin of Germany for the 2015–16 season.[14] With Alba, he won the German Cup in 2016.

2016–17 seasonEdit

In August 2016, Cherry signed with Gaziantep Basketbol of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[15]

2017–18 seasonEdit

On July 29, 2017, Cherry signed with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb for the 2017–18 season.[16]

2018–19 seasonEdit

On October 8, 2018, Cherry signed with the Golden State Warriors. He was waived three days later. [17] He was added to the Warriors’ G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.[18] In 46 games played for the Warriors, he averaged 9.1 points, 4.2 assist and 1.6 steals per game.

On April 13, 2019, Cherry signed with Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League for the rest of the season.[19] On July 23, 2019, Cherry signed one-year contract extension with Olympiacos.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Cleveland 8 0 8.6 .263 .222 .500 .6 1.0 .8 .1 1.9
Career 8 0 8.6 .263 .222 .500 .6 1.0 .8 .1 1.9

EuroleagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Žalgiris 15 6 18.5 .395 .368 .708 2.4 1.7 1.0 .1 7.1 6.3
Career 15 6 18.5 .395 .368 .708 2.4 1.7 1.0 .1 7.1 6.3

Personal lifeEdit

Cherry is the son of Yvette Martin, and has a younger brother, Marsean.[1][21]

On April 27, 2013, Cherry was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he was involved in a fight in front of Stockman's Bar in Missoula, Montana.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Will Cherry Bio". GoGriz.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Will Cherry Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "NEW ORLEANS PELICANS ANNOUNCE 2013 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER AND MINI-CAMP SCHEDULE". NBA.com. July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Charge Acquire Cherry". NBA.com. February 13, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Cavs Announce 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "Raptors Sign Lucas Nogueira And Will Cherry". NBA.com. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Raptors Waive Cherry, Hamilton". NBA.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "2014-15 Canton Charge Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Archived from the original on December 20, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Cavs Sign Will Cherry". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Cavs Claim A.J. Price off waivers, Waive Will Cherry". NBA.com. November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "Žalgiris adds point guard Cherry". Euroleague.net. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lietuvos čempionas – "Žalgiris" (7 VIDEO, FOTO)". LKL.lt (in Lithuanian). June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Spurs Announce 2015 Summer League Rosters for Utah & Las Vegas". NBA.com. July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  14. ^ "ALBA Berlin brings on Cherry at guard". Eurocupbasketball.com. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "Gaziantep agreed to terms with Will Cherry". Sportando.com. August 17, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Cedevita picks Cherry for point guard". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 29, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Deyonta Davis". NBA.com. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Announce 2018 Training Camp Roster & Schedule". NBA.com. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  19. ^ "Olympiacos sign Will Cherry". Sportando.basketball. April 13, 2019. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  20. ^ "Olympiacos keeps experienced guard Cherry". euroleague.net. 23 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  21. ^ Meseroll, Bob (March 2, 2014). "Will Cherry has thrilled Griz fans for past 4 seasons". Missoulian.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  22. ^ Erusha, Daniel (April 27, 2013). "Griz basketball players arrested after Missoula fight". KPAX.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014.

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