Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 197 lbs
Hometown: Maywood, IL
High School: Proviso East
Year: RS Senior
Known as a contributor in all facets who steps up everyone's game when he is on the floor, Phillip "Mickey" Perry looks to close his Dayton Flyer career with a strong finish.
Not only does Perry bring strong basketball skills to the UD campus, but he also knows what it takes to win on the court, having played for tremendously successful programs in high school, AAU and at the college level. Perry plays the game in quick, fast-paced spurts because of his relentless effort on both ends of the floor.
In his first three years at UD, Perry saw his consistency improve with increased playing time in conference play and cemented himself as a solid outside shooter and slasher. Off the court, Perry is a strong academic student who is majoring in communications.
Perry turned in 161 points after playing in all 35 of the Flyers' games throughout the season. He improved his numbers tremendously in categories such as points scored (161), rebounds (45), and assists (27). He netted a career-high 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor and hit all three attempts from beyond the arc against Duquesne in the A-10 Semifinals. Perry made his first career start and scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting from three-point range at Charlotte. He matched his previous career-high of 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting at Rhode Island, and scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting to go with two assists in the Troy win. Perry scored seven points and recorded three rebounds at No. 17/18 Xavier. He shot 3-of-4 from the field en route to six points and had a steal against No.15 Marquette. In the NCAA First Round, Perry tallied five points, three rebounds and two steals versus West Virginia. He also tabbed 10 points, three steals, and four rebounds against Kansas in the NCAA Second Round.
In 23 games, Perry averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game while shooting .391 from the field. He recorded a career-high 11 points in the Atlantic 10 Conference opening round versus Saint Louis. He followed that up with five points, two rebounds and two assists over No. 10/12 Xavier in the quarterfinals. Perry broke out in a big way with eight points in nine minutes against Rhode Island to open conference play. He enjoyed a memorable UD debut when he knocked down a 3-pointer, grabbed two rebounds and recorded a block in the Flyers win against Coppin State. He added seven points and six boards against UMass. Against Temple he knocked down both three-point shots and finished with six points, one rebound and one assist. The Flyers were 7-1 in games where Perry knocked down a three-point basket.
In seven games at Wisconsin, Perry averaged three minutes, 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds a game behind a deep backcourt that included all-conference performer Kammron Taylor. Wisconsin was ranked fourth in the nation when Perry came to Dayton.
Perry redshirted the 2005-06 season at Wisconsin.
After averaging 20.0 points, 7.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds a game as a senior at Proviso East, Perry was Associated Press Third Team All-Illinois and a member of the Chicago team that played in the 2005 Old Spice Red Zone All-Star Shootout. Proviso East High's basketball products include NBA players Michael Finley, Dee Brown, Shannon Brown and Steven Hunter. Perry also played his AAU basketball for Larry Butler's Illinois Warriors, where his teammates included Julian Wright of Kansas, Jon Scheyer of Duke and Justin Dentmon of Washington.
Son of Lavaller Rodgers
He has a sister, Michelle (19) and a brother, Timothy (18).
Birthday - February 11, 1987
Major - Communications Management
High School Coach - David Chatman
Dayton Career Highs
Points: 15, Duquesne (3/13/09)
Rebounds: 6, Massachusetts (1/16/08)
Assists: 3, Saint Joseph's (3/8/08); UNC Greensboro (12/20/08);Richmond (3/12/09)
Steals: 3, Creighton (12/10/08); Kansas (3/22/09)
FGs Made: 6, Duquesne (3/13/09)
Blocks: 1, Coppin State (12/15/07); Xavier (1/24/08); Xavier (2/11/09); Kansas (3/22/09)
FT Made: 5, Temple (2/28/09)
Minutes: 24, Richmond (3/12/09)
Perry is the first Flyer to wear the number 0.