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Three Remain for Perkins

Josh Perkins-2014

Josh Perkins (Denver, Co./Huntington Prep) has narrowed his list of schools down to three.  He is set to make his decision on August 25th, just in time for his birthday.  The final three schools are Gonzaga, Minnesota and UCLA.  

Perkins, a 6’3” point guard, is ranked 24th in the 2014 class by ESPN.  Although Gonzaga has been recruiting him the longest, he caught the attention of quite a few coaches over the summer. 

Gonzaga head coach, Mark Few, has made Perkins a priority recruit for a long time and was present at all of his games this summer.  Few and the Bulldogs picture Perkins to be a floor general for them right away. 

UCLA is also in need of a point guard for the 2014-2015 season and Perkins is one of their ideal prospects.  They are also considering former Louisville commit, Quentin Snider. 

Minnesota has showed extreme interest in Perkins and has made it clear that he has the potential to be a stand out for the Gophers.  Perkins has already taken an unofficial visit to Minnesota and liked what he saw.  Not to mention, Perkins’ physicality would fit in great with the style of play in the Big Ten.  He is the highest ranked point guard left for the Gophers and would be a great recruit for head coach Richard Pitino.

Perkins recently eliminated Kentucky from his list because John Calipari had not yet offered him a scholarship.  Kentucky has offered three other point guards including Tyus Jones, Emanuel Mudiay and Tyler Ulis.  This makes Perkins a fourth priority for the Wildcats, a major factor in cutting them from the list.    

Perkins will be a valuable asset to whichever school he selects.  He is extremely talented and has the ability to make his teammates better.  He executes difficult passes and sets his teammates up to score.  Despite being a facilitator, Perkins is a scorer and uses his explosiveness to finish through contact.