2020 NBA Draft Profile: Reggie Perry

06/04/2020 at 12:06pm

Reggie Perry
6’9  |  PF  |  20.1  |  Mississippi State  |  SO

17.4 0.98 80th 53% 17% 20%

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.

31.1 17.4 10.1 2.3 50% 32% 77% 0.8 1.2 2.9 3.1

  • Standing 6’9 with a 7’0,5 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.

Shot Chart

PlayType Analysis

  • Serving as Mississippi State’s first option and steadiest player offensively, Perry was a workhorse inside for the Bulldogs, but made strides as a jump shooter as well.  With nearly two-thirds of his shots coming from cuts, put backs, rim runs, or post ups, he showed good instincts inside hunting scoring opportunities and embracing contact to get to the line.

  • With a quarter of his possessions coming in the post, Perry scored with impressive efficiency imposing his will on smaller forwards to average 1.02 points per post up possession [87th percentile].  Getting low to move defenders and possessing the footwork and touch inside to take what defenders gave him, he made shots at a strong rate and drew fouls more often than he committed turnovers commanding regular double teams.

  • A very reliable finisher inside who is a not overly explosive but will power up and play above the rim in space, Perry scored 1.29 points per shot around the rim in the half court [89th percentile].  Many of his scoring attempts came on dives to the rim or via the offensive glass, but he also flashed some ability to put the ball on the floor and use his frame as a slasher.

  • Making some incremental improvements as a jump shooter, Perry’s consistency remains a work in progress, but he scored 1.07 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [67th percentile].  His mechanics break down at times at the top of his shot, but he showed improvement at the foul line and made twice as many threes as he did as a freshman.

Post Up Spot Up
21% 1.02 87th 15% 1.09 86th

Transition Cut
13% 1.09 65th 13% 1.13 49th

  • Ranked 2nd in the SEC in put back scoring (3.0 ppg)
  • Ranked 3rd in the SEC in post up scoring (3.6 ppg)

Defensive Analysis

  • 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.