Weber State campus briefs

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Published: Wednesday, April 27 2011 12:04 a.m. MDT

BASKETBALL: The Weber State men's basketball team has announced the addition of Davion Berry who has transferred to Weber State from Cal State Monterey Bay. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Berry will have to sit out the 2011-12 season, and will have two years of eligibility with the Wildcats beginning in the 2012-13 season.

Berry, a 6-4, 200 pound guard, spent the last two seasons with the Cal State Monterrey Bay, a Division II school in Seaside, California. In his two years with the Otters he averaged 18.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and twice earned All-Conference First Team honors.

"We are very excited about Davion joining our program and he has all the attributes we look for in our student-athletes,"? said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. "He has high character, toughness, competitiveness, and like our players, he loves to be in the gym working out. Davion is a highly skilled, very athletic wing that can affect the game in a lot of ways. He is a very talented offensive player that can score in a variety of ways and has the physical tools to be an outstanding defender. He also has a high basketball IQ, which is very important playing within our system. Davion will be a terrific fit for us and has an extremely bright future here at Weber State."?

As a sophomore last season he was named to the 2011 Daktronics All-American Second Team, the only non-senior to earn All-American honors. He finished the season ranked fifth in all of Division II in scoring at 23.7 points per game. He scored 20 or more points in 18 of his 26 games during the season, including a career-high 41 points against Cal State Bernardino. On the season he also averaged 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 42 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point land. He also shot 80.3 percent from the free throw line and led the nation in free throw attempts with 295.

In his two games last season against Division I schools Berry averaged 14.5 points per game, scoring 12 points in a win at Cal Poly and 17 points against Southern Mississippi.

He was also the top scorer in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and picked up Daktronics All-West Region First team honors and earned All-Conference First Team honors.

As a freshman during the 2009-10 season, Davion played in 26 games and started 15 contests. He averaged 12.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 43.6 percent from the field. He was also selected as the CCAA Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-Conference honors.

Berry played AAU basketball for Raymond Young of the Oakland Rebels, the same AAU program as WSU junior and Oakland native Damian Lillard.

Berry is originally from Hayward, California where he attended Hayward High School. In high school he was the named the team MVP as a senior and was an All-League First Team selection. He led Hayward High to a 21-9 record his senior season.

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