UNC Men's Basketball Bio
2 Joel Berry II

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)

Averaged 15.2 minutes at the point over the last 14 games after returning from a seven-game layoff due to injury • Missed eight ACC games due to injury and illness • Had 46 assists, 21 turnovers and 12 steals in 30 games • Went 10 for 20 from three-point range in the last 10 games, including 6 for 11 in the post-season • Scored 60 points in the last nine games (6.7 per game) • Averaged 6.5 points in the ACC Tournament and 6.3 in the NCAA Tournament.

Scored nine points and had three assists in nine minutes vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Had seven points and four assists in the ACC championship game vs. Notre Dame • Scored eight straight UNC points midway through the first half, including two three-pointers, in the ACC quarterfinals vs. Louisville • Led Carolina with a season-high 15 points and made a season-best three 3FGs in the win at Georgia Tech • Scored eight points in the first 12 minutes to help UNC build a 24-11 lead • Previous highs were eight points and one three-pointer • Had scored 14 points in his previous five games since returning from a groin injury that kept him sidelined for seven contests • Three-pointer with 8:30 to play gave UNC the lead for good at 53-50 in the win at Miami • Did not play against Georgia Tech due to a stomach illness • Had five assists, two steals and only one turnover in 24 minutes at Duke • Three-pointer with 5:02 to play answered a Blue Devil three and gave UNC an eight-point lead • Tied his previous season scoring high with eight points and had a season-best six assists with no turnovers at Pitt • Played 28 minutes at Pitt, 12 more than he had played in any other game to that point.

Returned to the lineup at Boston College on 2/7 and played 10 minutes and graded out as UNC’s top defender • Had missed the previous seven games due to injury • Re-aggravated a strained groin in practice on 1/13 • Initially suffered the injury in November.

Made a key three-pointer in the comeback win on 1/10 over Louisville – connected from the right wing with UNC trailing by 11 and without an injured Marcus Paige • Had five points including a three-pointer and four assists with no turnovers against Ohio State • Scored eight points against Robert Morris, East Carolina and UNCG • Went 4 for 4 from the floor and had three assists and two steals in 14 minutes vs. ECU.

PREP

Played for Coach Jason Vallery at Lake Highland Prepatory in Orlando, Fla. • Parade All-America • First player in Florida high school history to win Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball award three times (Vince Carter won the award in 1995) • Also won Gatorade Player of the Year honors three times, just the sixth player to do that in any state • Named King of the Court, 4-A Player of the Year and first-team all-state by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches • Orlando Sentinel area player of the year • Led Lake Highland Prep to consecutive state championships • Was Tournament MVP as a senior, when he averaged 22.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, five assists and 2.2 steals in five games • Averaged 21.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals in his prep career • Averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals as a senior • Had 39 points in 2014 state semifinals and 20 points and nine rebounds in the title game • Averaged 25.3 points as a junior and 23.8 as a sophomore • Played in the McDonald's All-America Game and the Nike Hoop Summit and was invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic but did not play due to injury • Earned third-team All-America honors from MaxPreps in 2014 • Won the Nike Peach Jam in 2013 • Earned a gold medal on the USA's U-17 team that played in Lithuania in 2012 • Also played one year of football.

PERSONAL 

Born Joel DeWayne Berry II  • Birthday is April 1 • Son of Joel and Kathie Berry • His sister played four years at Rollins College • Has yet to declare an academic major.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Apopka, Fla.
High School: Lake Highland Preparatory
Major: Undeclared
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