Career Highlights

D.J. is a strong, athletic, and versatile guard who prides himself on being a lock down defender. D.J. can play both guard positions and presents a mismatch for the opposition since he is a big PG at 6’5. D.J. is comfortable running the team and getting his teammates involved or playing the SG and looking for his own shot. D.J. does not shy away from guarding the best player on the opposing team, and because of his size and strength he can guard the PG, SG, or SF positions. D.J. started the 2010-2011 season with the New Orleans Hornets and then moved to the Dleague.  He was later  bought out to play for Rytas, a top 16 Euroleague team.  Also during the 2009-11 season D.J. played for the Reno Big Horns in the NBDL where he averaged 14ppg, 6apg, 3rpg, 2spg, 50% FG, 35% 3FG. Prior to that D.J. played the 2008-09 season in Italy in the top division for Fortitudo Bologna. In 2007 the Phoenix Suns made him the 59th pick of the NBA Draft. He played the entire 2007-2008 with the Suns and then was traded in 2008 to the Houston Rockets.

Strawberry attended the University of Maryland where he was a swingman for the Terrapins, playing both point guard and shooting guard. Strawberry received Honorable Mention All-ACC Freshman honors, and during his junior year he received Honorable Mention All-ACC Defensive Team honors. During the 2005-2006 season Strawberry was the only player to start all 32 games and averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He led the team in steals and assists and ranked sixth in the ACC with 1.6 steals per game. A graduate of Mater Dei High School in Corona , Ca, Strawberry built a reputation for hard-nosed defense. During his senior year he was involved in a nationally-televised match-up against St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he was assigned the task of defending their star player and future NBA superstar Lebron James. Strawberry was lauded for his efforts, which included holding James to a 33% shooting performance (0-for-8 from beyond the three-point line) and forcing him into seven turnovers.


Darryl Strawberry, Jr. or simply D.J. was born June 15, 1985 in Corona , California. His parents are Lisa Watkins and Darryl Strawberry, and he has two brothers and four sisters. His father was a major league baseball player for 17 seasons with the New York Mets and the New York Yankees and helped them win four World Series Championships. D.J. enjoys watching movies, traveling, and spending time with his family. His favorite basketball player of all-time is Magic Johnson.


“Whether its the NBA draft, summer league, playing basketball overseas, or just day to day needs Scott and his staff at Rize Management have always been there for me. Unlike bigger agencies where one gets lost in the shuffle, Scott and his staff have always given me plenty of attention. Because Scott pays close attention to the needs of each client he has always put me in a great situation. While many agencies recruited me, I feel my needs are best served by an agency that can stay in constant contact with me. With Rize Management I am an individual client and just not another number on a list!”

  • Stats

    Position: G

    Height: 6-5

    Weight: 205 lbs

    Birthdate: June 15, 1985

    High School:
    Mater Dei - Corona, CA


    Passport: USA/Cameroonian

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