The Career Numbers
- 5.2 points, 16.5 per 40 minutes
- 2.9 rebounds, 9.2 per 40 minutes
- 1.0 blocks, 3.1 per 40 minutes
- .556/.000/.683 shooting splits (Note, didn't take a 3-point shot at Cincinnati)
The Best of the Best
Thursday March 19, 2015 vs. Purdue
It's pretty awesome that DeBerry always found a way to make an impact or do something memorable in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-10 forward scored a then career-high 13 points in Cincy's 66-65 overtime victory over Purdue in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and then he did this in the next round against Kentucky.
Is it the smoothest fadeaway you've ever seen? Definitely not. Was it awesome when it happened? Definitely yes.
Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Bowling Green
This was an early season game for the Bearcats, during the portion of the season when they were just slaying fools, and DeBerry ate the Falcons up on the glass, collecting a career-high 12 rebounds. It was the first and only time he managed to eclipse double digits in rebounds and it came in an 83-50 win. Good times all around.
Friday March 18, 2016 vs. St. Joseph's
An under the radar trend during the last few games of this past season was how well DeBerry played. Although it came in a 1-3 stretch for the team, including those heart-destroying games against UConn and St. Joe's, there is no denying DeBerry was on his A-game. Once again, his best came in the NCAA tourney, as he put up a career-best 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting, blocked four shots and brutalized some Hawks in the paint.
A Final Goodbye
I will skip the part where we lament how hard it will be to fill DeBerry's shoes (pun semi-attended). Instead, I will leave you with this.
Anyone that works hard to improve, plays big when the lights are shining bright AND puts a Musketeer on the deck with a smooth post move can play for me (or Mick Cronin) any day.