Darryl Eugene “D. J.” Strawberry, Jr. (born June 15, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League. He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry.
Strawberry was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 59th selection in the 2007 NBA Draft. He was signed on August 28, 2007 to a two-year contract. On December 18, 2007, it was announced he was assigned to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League.
On August 25, 2008, he was traded to the Houston Rockets for Sean Singletary, but was waived on October 24. Six days later, he signed with the Italian club Fortitudo Bologna for the rest of the season.
In January 2010, Strawberry joined the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.
In July 2010, Strawberry joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2010 NBASummer League. On September 17, 2010, he was signed by the New Orleans Hornets to a non-guaranteed one-year deal. However, he was later waived by the Hornets on October 20. Afterwards, Strawberry re-signed with the Reno Bighorns. On January 18, 2011, he signed with BC Lietuvos rytas of Lithuania until the end of the 2010–11 season.
On August 26, 2011, Strawberry signed a two-year deal with the Israeli club Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. After one season in which he averaged 15,6 points in the Israeli League, he parted ways with Hapoel on June 25, 2012.
On September 20, 2012, Strawberry signed with the Croatian club Cibona Zagreb. On June 22, 2013, Strawberry signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico for the 2013 BSN season. On July 12, 2013, he re-signed with Cibona. On December 25, 2013, he was released by Cibona due to financial problems of the club. Two days later, he signed with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez of France for the rest of the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season.
On June 27, 2014, he signed with Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico for the 2014 BSN season.
On July 2, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League.
On July 2, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Greek club Olympiacos.
2007-08 Exquisite Rookie Patch Autograph /225
Career highlights and awards
Turkish League champion (2015)
LKL All-Star (2011)
Second-team All-ACC (2007)
ACC All-Defensive team (2007)