Berry was the 18th overall selection of the 1988 NBA Draft, taken by the Sacramento Kings following a standout career at San Jose State University. He enjoyed a solid rookie season, averaging 11 points per game while seeing an average of 22 minutes per contest, but his first season would also
be his last. Following the season, Berry was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound just a few weeks before his 25th birthday. Berry had a promising career ahead of him, and his suicide came as a shock to teammates who had seen no signs of trouble in Berry.