Basketball Without Borders, Americas: Sam Perkins

Position: Center
NBA Career Averages
Height/Weight: 6 ft 9 in / 235 lbs
Born: June 14, 1961
College: North Carolina
Years in the NBA: 18
Dallas Mavericks (1984-1990)
Los Angeles Lakers (1990-1993)
Seattle SuperSonics (1993-1998)
Indiana Pacers (1998-2001)

  • Perkins was a member of the 1982 NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels team.
  • Perkins was co-captain of the gold-medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team
  • Named to the NBA All-Rookie first team in 1985 after being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 4th overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.

  • Known by the nicknames “Big Smooth” and “Sleepy Sam”.
  • Was Michael Jordan’s teammate at University of North Carolina.

  • 40
    players from Latin America and Canada
  • 16
    countries represented
  • 9
    NBA Legends and coaches will run the camp
  • Adonal Foyle
    Foyle, who hails from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was a revered defensive presence during his time in the league. Active in the community, Foyle was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • Allan Houston
    One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA, Houston's now an assistant general manager for the New York Knicks. After 10 years in New York, he became a fan favorite not only for his play on the court, but his work off of it.

  • Sam Perkins
    An 18-year veteran of the NBA, "Big Smooth" was one of the league's best-shooting big men during his playing days. Before entering the NBA, Perkins co-captained the gold medal-winning US team at the 1984 Olympics.

  • Dominique Wilkins
    "The Human Highlight Film" will bring the skills and knowledge that made him a nine-time All-Star and a 2006 Hall of Fame inductee to the camp, along with the commitment to the community that's made him a legend in Atlanta and around the world.