Updated on 6/28/23. Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.
College: Saint Louis
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Decent 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 had a terrific 2020-21 season, and he was able to score 32 points and make four threes in his team’s early season win over LSU.
Last year, he returned for a fifth season, and big things were expected from him. 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 returned to play the 2022-23 season for Saint Louis. He’s struggled at times to regain the consistency that he showed prior to the knee injury, but Perkins still has shown that he can comfortably shoot, score, and defend when he’s on the floor,, and he could project into a 3 and D type of role in the NBA.
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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