Perrantes enjoys ASU visit

After a successful month of AAU tournaments it was time for London Perrantes? to narrow down his list of favorites and take a closer look at his suitors. The first school he visited was Arizona State and the four-star point guard shared with Devils Digest his experience in Tempe.

"It went surprisingly well," said Perrantes of his unofficial visit to Arizona State. "I came with my family. My high school football team was playing that night so we got to do both. I've never seen the campus and we got to tour it and talked to a lot of academic people and obviously the basketball staff. I liked everything I saw and everyone I met and it was a lot of fun.

"I was very surprised at how big the school was and also surprised that it wasn't that hot when I visited there. My opinion of Arizona State definitely changed after this visit which is why we are scheduling an official visit."

During his trip the 6-0 170-pound London Perrantes? took time to sit down with the ASU coaches to break down film and talk about what his role on the team would be should he sign with the Sun Devils.

"Arizona State's style of play is something I like a lot about them," Perrantes described, "because they fast break and run and that is something I like to do a lot. Coach Sendek has a lot of experience and has had a lot of success so that's good.

"They said that I can lead a fast break very well, and I get the ball out very fast. They also like how I shoot the three, run the pick and roll and get everybody else open shots. Meeting up with Coach Pera who is my recruiting coach and the rest of the coaches was my favorite part because I feel like I built a good relationship with all of them. Having a strong relationship with the coaches is one thing that I look for in a school.

Even though another four-star point guard recruit, Jahii Carson, will lace it up for ASU for the first time this season, Perrantes knows that the Sun Devils' style of play embraces having two strong point guards on the floor.

"The coaches obviously talked a lot about Jahii and how they run the offense with two point guards," Perrantes commented. "I'm not afraid to go to a team that has a strong point guard like Jahii. I know I have to fight for my minutes wherever I go."

As a junior for Encino (Calif.) Crespi, Perrantes averaged 16 points and seven assists a game.

"I feel like I do a good job running a team and getting my teammates involved," Perrantes said. "But I can always get points for myself if I need to. I know I can still work on my shooting and on my defense and those things will come in time. I'm just going to keep on working on it."

In essence the 2013 point guard has narrowed down his list of suitors to four and has scheduled official visits with all of them.

"I'm in the process of scheduling a visit to Arizona State (it was later reported by's Josh Gershon that the point guard will officially visit on September 28th)," Perrantes stated. "Right now I'm visiting Virginia on Sept. 1st, Washington State on Sept. 8th, and Illinois on Sept. 21st. I don't if I will take a fifth visit and if it was just these four I won't be mad.

"I'm looking to make my decision sometime in October. I want to go to a school where I'm comfortable with the style of play, and having good players around me to play with. Academics are important and I want to major in Broadcasting or Journalism and getting a degree is very important to me. Playing close to home isn't important, playing where I'm the most comfortable and fit in the best is what's important."

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