Former Regis Jesuit star Josh Perkins will be among 17 players set to compete for roster spots in NBA training camp with the Charlotte Hornets in September.
The 6-foot-3 point guard — who completed his high school career at Huntington Prep in West Virginia after three years at Regis Jesuit — wrapped up a stellar NCAA career as Gonzaga’s all-time leader in assists and earned a chance to play on the Hornets’ Summer League team after he wasn’t chosen in June’s NBA draft.
Perkins, an Exhibit 10 contract signee, averaged seven points, three assists and a steal in an average of 20 minutes of action in four games over the summer.
OFFICIAL: Hornets Sign Free Agents Joe Chealey and Josh Perkins.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) August 6, 2019
Earlier this week, Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak added the 23-year-old Perkins and Joe Chealey, another guard out of College of Charleston, in an attempt to bolster backcourt depth in the wake of a sign-and-trade that sent away star Kemba Walker according to the Charlotte Observer.
Perkins appeared in 153 games for Gonzaga — including several trips to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament — and averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds for his career. He was a finalist for the Bob Cousy award as the NCAA’s top point guard as a redshirt senior.
Also over the summer, Perkins also took time to stop by the camp run by good friend Eric Garcia, which budding San Antonio Spurs and USA Basketball star Derrick White also attended (photo gallery, here).
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