Four-star point guard Darius Perry is one of the more interesting prospects in the south. Perry has good size and athleticism to go with a fairly refined skill set. With his high potential, schools are beginning to turn up the heat on Perry as his junior season gets going.
“Right now as a team we are just trying to find ourselves and create chemistry and things like,” explained Perry about the start to the season. “As the season goes on I am sure we will get better at it and just know where each other are going to be.”
He continued, “Personally I just want to win another ring and make everybody on my team better. I want to win another state championship, and hopefully a national championship. At the same time I want to develop myself as a leader and a player.”
Recruiting wise the attention continues to come in, and Perry is making sure to do his due diligence and get as much information as he can.
“This weekend I went to Destin, Florida to see Iowa State play Illinois and Virginia Tech and UAB game,” said Perry. “Both Iowa State and Virginia Tech are recruiting me hard along with Alabama, Minnesota, Florida, and Vanderbilt.”
About the Cyclones, Perry said, “Seeing Iowa State was a really good experience. I got to see their point guard and how they let him control the game and how everything they did ran off of him. Everything they did was off of him, and they really run their offense around the point guard which I like.”
Perry also had very good things to say about the Hokies and what Buzz Williams is trying to build.
“Virginia Tech seems really cool,” said Perry. “The coaching staff seems really good, and their style of play I feel like would fit me. They just need to continue to bring in their own players who fit their style, but at the same time I like how Coach Buzz gives the guards freedom and lets them make mistakes.”
The new Alabama staff is working hard to recruit in the state of Georgia, and Perry likes what they are saying so far.
“I have met Avery Johnson and the staff seems like cool people,” said Perry. “They are people I feel like I would get along with. I have been up there twice, and both times they treated me really well.”
At this point there is no specific timeframe for a decision from Perry, but he does know what he is looking for in a school.
“I’m looking to see if the school is good academically as well as basketball,” said Perry. “Also I want to go to a place where I fit the style of play and a place where I get along well with the coaches.”