"He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, as he has so much respect for him," Perry's mother told Scout. "Plus we can get up there and see him play."
Perry's father -- Al Perry -- played at MSU in the 70's and is currently third all-time in assists at the school.
The commitment comes less than two weeks from backing off a pledge to Arkansas. Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland and assistant George Brooks tracked Perry the entire first July evaluation period.
Since the decommitment, Perry fielded calls from Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and a host of other high major programs.
Perry, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward, is regarded as the No. 14 overall prospect and the No. 4 power forward in the 2018 class.
Through 13 games in the adidas Gauntlet Finale, Perry is averaging 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds a game.
Perry is the first verbal pledge for Mississippi State's 2018 recruiting class.