UK coaches John Calipari and Orlando Antigua got a chance to see 2014 point guard Josh Perkins in action over the weekend, but they didn’t see the Colorado native at his best.
Perkins played in the Reebok Breakout Challenge at “about 70 percent,” the player’s father and AAU coach Randy Perkins told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday night. Josh Perkins is still recovering from a back injury suffered during last month’s NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Still, the five-star prospect held his own in the Philadelphia event that included such talented seniors as Emmanuel Mudiay and Rashad Vaughn.
“He was so adamant about getting back out there, and his buddies like (Mudiay) and those guys told him to show up,” Randy Perkins said. “So he showed up. And he still played pretty well. He just didn’t have his bounce and his lateral quickness.”
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Perkins’ father said UK is still staying in contact with the family, but Calipari has yet to extend an official scholarship offer. The UK coaches will have a couple of more opportunities to see Perkins play this summer. The point guard is headed for an event in Texas on Thursday and he’ll play in Las Vegas next week.
After that, Perkins will turn his attention to a college decision.
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