Daniel John Willard ‘Danny’ Ferry was born on 17th October 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland, United States of father Bob Feery who was a former NBA center and NBA executive.
Danny attended DeMatha Catholic High School located in Hyattsville, Maryland and played basketball while there. Danny then went on to join Duke University in 1985. While there, he helped Blue Devils into the Final Four in 1986, 1988 and 1989 thus winning the MVP award for the East Regional two times. He till date holdsDuke’s all-time single game scoring record by scoring 58 points against Miami on 10th December 1988 thus ranking sixth in career points , 8th in career rebounds and 7th in career a s sists being the only player in the top 10 of all these categories. He also became the first player in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) history to collect more than 2000points, 1000 rebounds and 500 a s sists thoughout his collegiate career. Danny was picked in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He was the 2nd overall pick. But Danny did not want to play for the Clippers so he went overseas to play for Italian team, II Messangoero Roma where he went on to average 23 points and six rebounds per game during the 1989-90 seasons thus leading them to many playoffs. He then joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1990 with a 10 year guarantee contract. The best of his career in Cleveland came in the 1995-96 season when he went on to average 13.3 points per game. Danny left Cleveland and then joine the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent on 10th August 2000. He marked the end of his NBA career in 2003 with 6439 points averaging to 7.0 points per game, 2550 rebounds averaging to 2.8 rebounds per game, 1185 a s sists averaging to 1.3 a s sists per game. Danny signed a 5 year contract of $10 million on 27th June 2005 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then in late August he returned to the Spurs as the Vice president of Basketball.
Danny married Tiffany Ferry in 1995 and had five children named Hannah, Grace, Sophia, Lucy and Jackson.There have been no rumors about extra marital affairs or divorce throughout their marriage. The couple lives happily with their children.
Danny is currently 48 years old, weighs 104 kgs and stands tall at the height of 6 feet 10 inches. Throughout his basketball career, he has received a lot of awards including Naismith College Player of the Year in 1989, USBWA Player of the Year in 1989, UPI College Player of the Year in 1989, Consensus first team All-American in 1988, Consensus second team all- American in 1988, 2x ACC Athlete of the Year in 1988-89, 2x ACC Player of the Year in 1988-1989 to name a few. He also received a silver medal after taking part in the 1987 Zagreb Summer Universiade men’s basketball.
by sanjeet, 20 May, 2015