Erick Barkley

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Erick Barkley
Personal information
Born (1978-02-21) February 21, 1978 (age 43)
Queens, New York
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSt. John's (1998–2000)
NBA draft2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2000–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number21, 12
Career history
20002002Portland Trail Blazers
2003–2004Huntsville Flight
2004–2005Olympia Larissa
2006Ironi Ramat Gan
2006Sion Hérens Basket
2006–2007Indiana Alley Cats
2008CSU Asesoft Ploiești
2008Kotwica Kołobrzeg
2008Basket Kwidzyn
2008–2009Starogard Gdański
2011Laval Kebs
Career highlights and awards
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Erick Barkley (born February 21, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Queens, New York, he played high school basketball at Christ the King Regional High School and the Maine Central Institute and college basketball at St. John's University.[1] He was named First Team All-Big East and an All-American honorable mention in 2000.[2]

During the 2000 NBA Draft, Barkley was selected in the first round (28th pick overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers. After two seasons with Portland, he was traded with Steve Kerr and a 2003 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Antonio Daniels, Amal McCaskill and Charles Smith on August 5, 2002.[3] The Spurs traded Barkley to the Chicago Bulls on October 26, 2002, but he was waived the same day.[4] Barkley played 27 games during his NBA career and averaged 2.9 points per game with 1.5 assists and 0.9 rebounds per game.

Barkley played for the G.S. Olympia Larissa B.C. in Larissa, Greece during the 2004–05 season until he was expelled from the league for possessing cannabis. He played his final professional season in 2011 for the Quebec Kebs of the National Basketball League of Canada. When Barkley told team management he was planning to retire due to injuries, he was persuaded to finish out the season as a player-coach.[5]

In 2014, Barkley was coaching a youth basketball game when he allegedly struck the father of an opposing player.[6] Barkley is currently an assistant coach at his high school alma mater, Christ the King Regional High School.[7]


  1. ^ He's Got the Moves Off Court, Too; St. John's Point Guard Conquers a Road Fraught With Danger
  2. ^ "Erick Barkley Bio". National Basketball Association. Archived from the original on April 17, 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Spurs trade Daniels to Portland
  4. ^ Chicago Bulls Transactions 2001-02
  5. ^ "Q+A: Erick Barkley". SLAM Online. December 7, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Johnson, Richard (February 28, 2014). "Ex-NBA star 'repeatedly punched' a dad at son's game". Page Six. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Legends Reeves, Barkley return to coach at Christ the King

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