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Jon Barry

Jon Barry
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Barry working the San Antonio Spurs-Orlando Magic game for ESPN's NBA Wednesday on March 17, 2010.
Personal information
Born (1969-07-25) July 25, 1969 (age 46)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school De La Salle (Concord, California)
College Pacific (1987–1988)
Paris JC (1989–1990)
Georgia Tech (1990–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1992–2006
Position Shooting guard
Number 17, 20
Career history
19921995 Milwaukee Bucks
1995–1996 Golden State Warriors
1996–1997 Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998 Los Angeles Lakers
19992001 Sacramento Kings
20012003 Detroit Pistons
2003–2004 Denver Nuggets
2004 Atlanta Hawks
2004–2006 Houston Rockets
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,715 (5.7 ppg)
Assists 1,784 (2.2 apg)
3P% .392
Stats at

Jon Alan Barry (born July 25, 1969) is an American former basketball player and current television analyst for ABC and ESPN.[1]


Barry is the son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Pam Connolly, and has three brothers: Scooter, Drew, and Brent, all of whom are also basketball players. Jon played his high school basketball at De La Salle High School in Concord, California. He then played one year each at University of the Pacific and Paris Junior College, before receiving a basketball scholarship to attend Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

Out of Georgia Tech, he was selected in the first round of the 1992 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, but refused to sign a contract and sat out the season. The Celtics traded their rights to him, mid season, to the Milwaukee Bucks for Alaa Abdelnaby. Barry joined the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished last, tied for last, and 2nd to last in their division Barry's first three years in the NBA.

Off to a slow start of a career as primarily a backup player, Barry did get chances to contribute to playoff runs of some good teams (scored 739 points in 82 appearances with the 2001-2002 Central Division Champion Detroit Pistons) and scored 326 career playoff points in 63 NBA playoff games over 14 seasons. He had 2 games with 5 3-point shots and had 6 games with 5 steals, and has 5,041 season and playoff points total.

In addition to the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons, Jon played for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets and most recently the Houston Rockets. Barry had 12 first-half points in a 3-minute span in the deciding game 5 of the first round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs in the Detroit Pistons' series against the Toronto Raptors.[2] Barry left the Pistons after the 2002-03 season, and was also released from the Rockets on March 1, 2006, which marked the end of his NBA playing career.[3]


  1. ^ Hiestand, Michael (October 23, 2006). "Jackson, Barry join ABC/ESPN for NBA coverage". USA Today. 
  2. ^ Pistons force Raptors into playoff extinction by Larry Lage, The Associated Press, retrieved January 11, 2007
  3. ^ Notes: Rockets release Jon Barry; Bulls cut Tim Thomas

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