Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Saint Louis
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Needs to improve his passing ability
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be unfocused defensively
Missed an entire season due to a knee injury
Javonte Perkins is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a sharpshooter that had a solid senior season, and he scored 32 points to lead his team to a win over LSU.
Perkins had returned for a fifth season, and big things were expected from him this year. Unfortunately, he tore an ACL prior to the start of the 2021-22 season, and he missed the entire season with a knee injury. He will be returning for the 2022-23 season, and he is currently a borderline second round candidate for the 2023 draft.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Article on Perkins Leading SLU to Big Win Over LSU
St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Article on Perkins Returning to Saint Louis for a Fifth Season
The Athletic’s Article on Perkins Out For The 2021-22 Season with a Knee Injury
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