DU Hoops In The Running For Star Point Guard

(above) Regis Jesuit point guard Josh Perkins [HS Junior] is considered to be one of the top 60 recruits in the country

From: Denver Post
by Ryan Casey

It may be a longshot, but the University of Denver is in the running for one of the top point guards in the country.   Josh Perkins, Regis Jesuit's basketball star, has narrowed his list of schools to nine: Arizona, Colorado, Denver, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico and Stanford.

All but Duke have offered Perkins a scholarship.

Perkins, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound combo guard averaging 25.3 points, 5.8 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game for the eighth-ranked Raiders (9-3). Tuesday, he scored 27 points and had nine rebounds and six assists in a 74-61 win over George Washington. University of Kansas head coach Bill Self was there to watch.

He is rated as the No. 58 player in the nation by ESPN.com, and the No. 8 point guard by Scout.com.


dggoddard said...

Two points in DU's favor.

His dad is a local basketball coach, so seeing his son play a ton of games locally might be a draw.

Also, he could get a ton of minutes at DU instead of running the risk of being buried on the bench at a hoops powerhouse.

anonevermore said...

Yep, probably a longshot. But DU could present some advantages to him. Obviously playing locally would be #1. Getting a good education, possible turning around the fortunes of collegiate hoops in Denver. If Scott can land him, it would provide a lot of recruiting momentum, and bring a return to some of the excitement around hoops like we saw at some games last year.

timt89 said...

I doubt Josh is coming to DU.

The Princeton offense needs ball movement and distribution. Probably not a good fit for DU or Josh.

On the other hand, we can dream!