The 2020 NBA Draft will be an important event for teams to build for their future. Here is the Reggie Perry 2020 NBA Draft Profile.
Size: 6-foot-10, 250 pounds
School: Mississippi State
Perry entered college as a four-star recruit and chose to go to Mississippi State to play for Ben Howland. He played well enough over two seasons to be considered a solid draft prospect.
As a freshman, he averaged 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State went 23-11 that season, but lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He improved his game as a sophomore putting up 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Perry had a great performance against Kent State when he scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The Bulldogs had a 20-11 record and looked like they could’ve been heading back to the NCAA Tournament before the season was canceled.
After the season Perry decided to leave the SEC and enter his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. He is currently projected to be selected late in round one or early in round two.
Perry is a great rebounder, which will translate to the NBA level. He averaged 10.1 rebounds per game last season, showing a unique ability to be aggressive when the ball is in the air. His instincts are good, as he can track where the ball is going to bounce off the rim. He boxes out, but also has the ability to jump up and high point the ball, helping him secure the rebound.
When he is around the basket, Perry is usually able to finish. He has a few solid post moves and can wiggle around to get his shot up. Perry is able to find open space when his teammates drive as he anticipates a drop off pass. When he doesn’t use a move to score, he is able to finish above the rim with a dunk or with a layup.
While he isn’t the best three-point shooter, he did show the ability to stretch the floor a little bit as a sophomore. Perry shot 32.4 percent from three-point range last season on 2.3 attempts per game. He has a decent stroke that should allow him to improve in his NBA career. If he can keep defenses honest, Perry may be able to stay on the floor when the end of games come around.
Perry turns the ball over entirely too much. He averaged 2.9 turnovers per game last season at Mississippi State. His ability to dribble is good for his size, but he can get too adventurous when trying to get to the basket. This leads to turnovers. Perry also doesn’t realize when double teams are coming. If he can move the ball, while limiting turnovers he can be an effective player.
He may be a bit of a tweener, which could limit him. Perry isn’t a big player compared to others on the interior, so he’ll have to prove he can handle the physicality of the NBA. Conversely, Perry doesn’t have the necessary mobility to play on the perimeter. He could have trouble guarding quicker players and shouldn’t be used on to generate offense from the perimeter.
His shot-blocking won’t offer a lot of value. Perry did block 1.2 shots per game this past season, but a lot of those were against much smaller players. At the NBA level, Perry will have trouble getting blocked shots on big men in the post. If he doesn’t provide rim protection, teams may elect to play another player who can either do that or be more diverse on the offensive end.
Projected Draft Range: Late First Round-Second Round Pick
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