Ricky Berry

Ricky Berry

Ricky Alan Berry (October 6 1964August 14 1989) was an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, the 6'8" small forward out of San Jose State and Oregon State University was selected 18th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Kings and had a solid rookie season, averaging 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists while shooting 40.6% from three-point range.

In the 1989 offseason, and just weeks before his 25th birthday, Berry was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Fair Oaks, California on August 14, 1989, following an argument with his wife. He had displayed no signs of depression and had left a suicide note.

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