Canyon Barry

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Canyon Barry
No. 30 – Iowa Wolves
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-01-07) January 7, 1994 (age 25)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCheyenne Mountain
(Colorado Springs, Colorado)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017Salon Vilpas Vikings
2018–presentIowa Wolves
Career highlights and awards

Canyon Barry (born January 7, 1994) is an American basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League. He is the son of Lynn Norenberg Barry and Rick Barry, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.

College career[edit]

He played college basketball for three years at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as one year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida; as a redshirt junior at the College of Charleston, Barry averaged a team-high 19.7 points per game.[1] Following that season, Barry graduated from the College of Charleston Honors College with a bachelor's degree in physics.[2] On May 9, 2016, he announced his transfer to the University of Florida as an immediately-eligible graduate transfer studying nuclear engineering.[3]

He is most notable for this free-throw shooting, as he shoots "granny style," a method his father popularized during his career.[4] Barry had a .883 free throw percentage as a senior.[5] He set a Florida Gators men's basketball school record for consecutive free throws, surpassing Taurean Green's streak of 37 on February 11, 2017,[6] his streak ended at 42 on February 14 on a night when he posted a season-high 30 points against Auburn.[7] He earned NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year recognition in 2017.[8]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, Barry joined the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League on June 23, 2017.[9]

On August 16, 2017, he signed with Finnish club Salon Vilpas Vikings for the 2017–18 season.[10]

On December 9, 2017, Barry signed with Brno of the Czech National Basketball League (NBL).[11]

On October 13, 2018, he was signed and then waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.[12] Barry was added to the Iowa Wolves opening night roster.[13]


  1. ^ "Charleston Cougars 2015-16 Statistics - Team and Player Stats - Men's College Basketball - ESPN". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Canyon Barry - 2016-17". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Son of Hall of Famer Barry transfers to Florida". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Gardner, David (February 28, 2017). "Underhanded Strategy: Florida's Canyon Barry, son of Rick, brings back the granny shot". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Canyon Barry Stats, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  6. ^ "Canyon Barry's underhanded shots set Florida free throw streak record". ESPN. February 11, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Barry scores 30, No. 15 Florida races past Auburn 114-95". ESPN. Associated Press. February 14, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ally Disterhoft of Iowa, Canyon Barry of Florida Highlight CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Teams" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Vorkunov, Mike (June 23, 2017). "Knicks Sign Canyon Barry, a Student of Triangles". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "NBA-LEGENDAN POIKA CANYON BARRY TÄYDENTÄÄ VILPPAAN KOKOONPANON". Salon Vilpas Vikings (in Finnish). August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Russnáková, Lenka (December 9, 2017). "Canyon Barry: Američan se šestkami v krvi". (in Czech). Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Timberwolves waive Canyon Barry, Darius Johnson-Odom, William Lee and Jonathan Stark". October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Nutting, Seth (November 2, 2018). "Wolves Finalize 2018-19 Opening Night Roster". Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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