Canyon Barry was named to the USA Basketball 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Team on Feb. 17, 2020, and he will help the USA try and secure an Olympic qualifying berth, which goes to the top three finishing teams at the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will be played May 26-30 in Austria.
Canyon Barry first participated with USA Basketball at the 2013 USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp.
Canyon Barry competed in the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals as a member of Quest.
Canyon Barry helped the USA claim its first gold medal in men’s FIBA 3x3 World Cup action in 2019. As the USA went 7-0, Barry was the USA’s second-leading scorer with 39 points (5.6 ppg.), which ranked fifth among all competitors.
Pictured here hoisting the 2019 trophy after winning the USA's first gold medal at a men's FIBA 3x3 World Cup, Canyon Barry was teamed up at the 3x3 world cup with (from left to right) Robbie Hummel, Kareem Maddox and Damon Huffman.
Canyon Barry graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in physics from the College of Charleston in 2016, where he redshirted his freshman season and then suited up for Charleston in 2013-14 through 2015-16, averaging 12.8 points per game over his three years. He transferred to the University of Florida for the 2016-17 season, where he earned a master’s degree in nuclear engineering in 2019. Barry and the Gators reached the 2017 NCAA Elite Eight and finished with a 27-9 record as Barry contributed 11.3 points per game in his final college basketball season.
Similar to his Basketball Hall of Fame father Rick Barry, Canyon Barry shoots his free throws underhand. Canyon Barry set the University of Florida’s men’s basketball all-time career record for consecutive free throws made with 42.
As a high school athlete, Canyon Barry compiled an impressive resume. In addition to leading his Cheyenne Mountain High School (Colorado) basketball team in GPA, points scored, free throws attempted and blocked shots; Barry lettered in varsity tennis for four years and won state titles in 2010 and 2011; he won a state badminton title in 2010; he participated in volleyball; earned two letters in track and field in the triple jump; and his team captured a state track title in 2011.
Canyon Barry, who has played professionally in China, Czech Republic and Finland, competed for the Iowa Wolves in the 2018-19.
Canyon Barry Through the Years
Photo Vault: Kareem Maddox