Javonte Perkins

Updated on 11/12/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
College: Saint Louis
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 8/24/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Solid shooter
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent defender
Good athlete

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his passing ability
Needs to improve his rebounding
Does not get enough steals or blocks
Can be unfocused defensively
Will miss the entire season due to a knee injury

Summary:
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.  Recently, Perkins announced that he will be returning 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 will miss the entire season with a knee injury.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Page
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

Games Scouted:
1/17/20 Saint Louis vs. Dayton
3/20/21 Saint Louis vs. Mississippi State

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