On Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors announced the signing of forward Reggie Perry to bring their training camp roster to 20 players.
Perry was selected by the LA Clippers with the No. 57 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to the Brooklyn Nets. He spent last season playing for their G League affiliate Long Island Nets on a two-way contract before landing a training camp deal with the Raptors. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Who is Perry and what could he bring to Toronto?
Perry was born on March 21, 2000 (21 years old) and is from Mississippi. He attended Thomasville High School in Georgia where he averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior, earning Georgia Class 2A Player of the Year.
Perry was a four-star recruit, ranked 26th on the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2018, receiving offers from schools such as Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State.
Perry originally committed to play for Arkansas but later de-committed before committing to Mississippi State.
He stands at 6-foot-8, 250 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan.
Perry played two seasons at Mississippi State, establishing himself as one of the most physical bigs in the Southeast Conference by his sophomore season.
He averaged 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a freshman, earning a spot on the SEC's All-Freshman Team, then he took things up a notch in Year 2.
Posting 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 blocks per game as a sophomore, Perry was named to the All-SEC First Team alongside other future NBA players like Kentucky and New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley and Alabama and New Orleans Pelicans guard Kira Lewis Jr.
Perry's signature college performance came in a statement win over Vanderbilt, going for 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four blocks while shooting 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-5 from 3-point range.
Perry was selected by the LA Clippers with the No. 57 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night. Signing a two-way contract with the Nets, Perry spent the majority of his rookie season with Brooklyn's G League affiliate Long Island Nets, where he averaged 18.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 15 games. He recorded six double-doubles on the G League season.
Perry also appeared in 26 games for the NBA club, averaging 13.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per 36 minutes. He recorded the first double-double of his NBA career against the Oklahoma City Thunder, going for 10 points, 10 boards and one assist in a win.
Perry is a physical interior presence with great mobility for a big man. His aggressive attitude on the glass and on the defensive end will fit well with the Raptors' culture.
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