Mississippi State basketball got a huge boost last Tuesday night when rising sophomore Reggie Perry withdrew his name from among the early entrants to the NBA Draft, announcing he will return to Starkville for his second season.
— Reggie Perry (@_R1bang_) May 29, 2019
Perry averaged 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his first year under Ben Howland, good enough to earn him All-Freshman honors from the SEC. Perry announced on April 3 he would go through the evaluation process, and earned an invite to the NBA Draft combine, where he averaged 6 points and 6 rebounds over the two scrimmages he participated in. Perry’s return is a huge boost to Ben Howland’s team, where he will likely start at power forward in a lineup that returns four players who started at least 10 games in Mississippi State’s 2018-19 season.
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