DRAFT TRADE: Traded to Brooklyn Nets with Landry Shamet, Bruce Brown in 3-team deal including LA Clippers
About Reggie Perry
Reggie Perry is a strong forward with budding inside-outside scoring ability who emerged as one of the most productive players in the SEC as a sophomore at Mississippi State. Widely regarded as one of the top-30 prospects in the high school class of 2018, Perry earned a spot at the McDonald’s All-American game following his senior year at Thomasville High School (GA). Averaging 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to earn SEC All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman under Head Coach Ben Howland before participating in the G-League Elite Camp and NBA Combine, Perry opted to return for his sophomore year.
Leading the United States to a gold medal and capturing Most Valuable Player honors at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Championship over the summer, Perry entered his sophomore season facing lofty expectations. Scoring 17.4 points per game and averaging a double-double, the 20-year old forward earned a spot on the All-SEC 1st Team.
- Standing 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-0.5 wingspan and a 250-pound frame, Perry has impressive strength and average size for a power forward to go along with solid mobility.
- Asserting himself in a variety of ways last season, Perry used his strength in the post, stayed active off the ball, was a factor on the offensive glass, and showed the ability to make set shots out with improved range. Scoring efficiently around the rim, he had a consistent year for a team that looked to pound the ball inside and had some ups and downs on the road.
- Doing a better job chipping in as a rim protector and avoiding fouls than he did as a freshman, Perry does his best work defensively on the glass.
- Showing some timing and physicality on the defensive end, Perry is not especially long but his reach is nonetheless the factor on the glass and in rim protection situations when he gets to spots early.
- Allowing 0.84 points per one-on-one possession [42nd percentile], he showed nice energy on the perimeter in spurts and has the strength to hold his own in the post.
- 2019-20 Associated Press SEC Co-Player of the Year along with Arkansas’ Mason Jones.
- One of five finalists for the 2019-20 Karl Malone Award, given to the nation’s top power forward.
- 2018-19 All-SEC Freshman Team selection.
- Averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds, the eighth SEC player over the last decade to average a double-double.
- Led the SEC in rebounding, ranked sixth in scoring and finished ninth in blocks (1.16 bpg).
- Shot 50.0 percent from the field (fourth in SEC).
- Improved his averages to 19.2 points and 10.4 rebounds during SEC action.
- Recorded nine 20-point, 10-rebound games.
- Consensus All-SEC First Team and All-District by both the USBWA and NABC.
- Impressive combination of size, strength and skill.
- Strong, active and nimble in the post.
- Aggressive rebounder at both ends.
- Displays decent touch and vision when facing up.
- Father, Al, ranks third on Mississippi State’s all-time assists list.
"Ultimately, Reggie is going to be a successful NBA player, I have no doubt about it. He has a bright future ahead because of his basketball IQ combined with his skill package, his size and his strength."
- Mississippi State coach Ben Howland