Reggie Perry Drafted by Brooklyn in the NBA Draft’s Second Round

Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry had an amazing sophomore campaign, earning SEC Player of the Year honors. On Wednesday, he joined his teammate Robert Woodard II in hearing his name called in the NBA Draft, going to the Brooklyn Nets with the 57th pick.

Perry was dominant in 2019-20, the only player in the SEC to average a double-double, racking up 17 points and 10 rebounds a game. He’ll head to the Nets via a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, joining a squad that will look to rebound in a big way with the return of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who missed over 120 games combined with injuries last year. The Nets are expected to be a top contender in the Eastern Conference under new coach Steve Nash. Perry’s selection means two Bulldogs have been drafted in the same year for the first time since 1996, when Erick Dampier and Dontae Jones were both first round selections.

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