Louisville guard Darius Perry enters the transfer portal





University of Louisville junior guard Darius Perry has entered the transfer portal, his father Eric confirmed to Cardinal Authority.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Perry will graduate from Louisville in May and will have one season left as a grad transfer.
“This breaks his heart because he loves Louisville and the fans,” Eric Perry said. “But this just wasn’t the right fit for him from the beginning. It just wasn’t the right system for him from day one, but he wanted to be there and that’s why he stayed before.
“As the season ended, he didn’t want to leave now but he wants to play.”
Perry said in a release from U of L: "I love Louisville and regardless of where I go, I’ll forever be a Card. I wish everyone repping Louisville the best."
Perry averaged 5.2 points a game in 31 games this season. He made 26 starts and averaged 19.6 minutes a game but didn’t play more than 17 minutes in any of the final 10 games of the season.
"We appreciate Darius’ contributions to the Louisville basketball program his first three years," U of L Coach Chris Mack said in a release. “We wish him the best for his final year of college basketball as he will graduate in May." 
A native of Marietta, Ga., Perry was recruited to Louisville by the previous staff. He signed with U of L as a four-star prospect and one of the top 75 players in the Class of 2017. He averaged 20.2 points as a senior and helped Wheeler High School to a 21-10 record that season.

As a freshman, Perry started three games and played in 36 for the Cardinals under interim coach David Padgett. He averaged 14.3 minutes a game and ended up averaging 3.9 points and had 54 assists to 39 turnovers for the season.
Perry contemplated leaving after that season but when Chris Mack was hired met with the staff and opted to stay.
"He wanted to play for Louisville," Eric Perry said.
Perry started 11 games and played in 33 as a sophomore in Mack's first season. He averaged 5.4 points and had 50 assists and scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 17 against Vermont when he also added four assists.
Prior to his junior season, Perry expressed hopes of moving into the starting lineup and he did that for the first 26 games. He was one of the starting five until the Clemson game when he played 17 minutes and went just 2-for-9 from the field.
Louisville guard Darius Perry enters the transfer portal Louisville guard Darius Perry enters the transfer portal Reviewed by Anson Moore on March 16, 2020 Rating: 5

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