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Darius Perry Will Finish His Career at Central Florida

Chris Humphrey

Former Louisville guard Darius Perry has decided to play his final season for Johnny Dawkins at Central Florida.

Perry’s father, Eric, shared the news with Corey Evans of Rivals.com.

“Johnny Dawkins. He is the right coach for him,” Darius Perry’s father, Eric Perry, said about his son’s decision to commit to UCF. “We went by relationships and not the name on the front of the jersey. They are going to put the ball into his hands and I like the pieces that are going to be around him. They will make Darius a better player.”

The Georgia native started 40 games in three seasons at Louisville and averaged 4.8 points per game throughout his career. Perry will graduate in May, which means he’ll be able to play right away at Central Florida.

In two seasons under Chris Mack, Darius had a tough time sustaining his role. In both seasons he was initially in the starting lineup, but became a bench player down the stretch.

Following his decision to transfer, Perry’s father said in an interview that his son was looking for a role “that doesn’t include a straightjacket.”

Central Florida finished the 2019-20 season with a 16-14 overall record and were 7-11 in AAC play.

Perry chose UCF over Detroit, Georgia, North Carolina and San Diego.

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